Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A Medley of Thoughts Played in My Head
After setting up the tripod and camera and shooting a few self portrait shots while drinking my morning coffee, a medley of thoughts played in my head as I warmed up my drawing hand using one of the shots:
One: I hate those scrambled words I have to fill in to prove I am not a robot when I leave a comments. They are turning me off. I like to visit everybody I'm following and it's seldom I don't have anything to say. But writing the comment,then scrolling down to those scrambled words, guessing what they are, hoping I guessed right and then scrolling down to publish are wearing me out. Is all of this necessary? I don't like the fact that I can't get around to everybody who has posted recently. If I'm going to follow, I want to follow easily.
Three: If that's the way Strathmore paper is going to behave, I'm going to have to look for other manufacturers. --Maybe it's the kind of charcoal I'm using? Maybe I have to practice more contour drawing? Maybe.
Five: I must get a mahl stick AND a Silicoil brush cleaning jar. I don't need any solvent. After my closing date... along with some acrylics...I have to get out there and sell stuff just to pay for the supplies I'e been buying. --If that woman asks me one more time what I'm going to do with all these paintings, POW right in the kisser Alice!
Six: My right arm looks concave. The hell with it. Publish. Go have lunch.
ADDENDUM: I think I've turned off the WV setting. Will someone tell me if I did please.