Excuse the Aussie addition of "U" in the spelling here my overseas friends!
I did this little number in my moleskine sketch book last night whilst Jim watched episodes of Family Guy and Futurama. I like sitting at my desk whilst he's in the lounge room.. we're not doing something together but the company is still there & is a nice change from my lonely days painting and drawing by myself. It does teach you to enjoy your own company though, and my many friends on the internet help to alleviate the feeling of being isolated.
Anyway, this pic has no meaning really, it was just a mindless doodle that evolved as I was doing it. I used pen, pencil & paint, then sealed the whole thing with gloss. Too bad the pen seeped through and ruined a drawing on the other side of the page...
Here's a cool sticker/ street art I found whilst hanging out in the Blue Mountains NSW sometime last year. We were walking around some bush tracks and stopped to sit on a seat and take in the view. Someone had stuck this sticker to the chair (I think, from memory) and I had my sketch book with me so I nabbed it and stuck it on the back cover. I like street art. Jim is not a fan, as he is rather pragmatic and finds that people should not be doing illegal things and that the owners of the buildings/ walls should have a say in what goes on there. Fair enough, but we're not about to stop it happening and I say we may as well enjoy it. I like that people out there are putting creative work around for other people to see.. showing that there is culture, individuality and independent thought still around in this time of mainstream trends and mass marketing. Tagging though is another story, that I don't like and find it equivalent to littering.
I just wanted to share this little pic with you though, been meaning to put it here for ages and only just got around to it.
Talking about things I've been meaning to do, basically this is how I live my life everyday. Trying to catch up to the million things I want to do on an invisible list in my head. I'm trying to get something done or finished every single day. I have made a deal with myself that I can't start any more new paintings until I finish off all of my unfinished projects. Quite a task. This may just mean I can paint over some old pics with white paint, ready for something new. (Sketch book drawings/ paintings do not apply!) I saw a show recently on getting rid of the clutter in your home.. I truly feel if I get rid of the clutter, my head will feel clearer too. I am so inspired, I hope this action lasts and it's not just another phase that I'm going through that will pass soon.
Well, off I go to get some work done. Have a lovely day my bloggy reading friends!