Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz Zebras

It is "slow season" in my company, and work hasn't trickled in since last Thursday. I am pretty good at occupying myself when faced with a day of staring at 4 cubicle walls.

Yesterday, I read your blogs. All of them, along with all of the comments. Then I read every blog that every blogger posted to. I looked at Lord Celery's wedding pictures. I watched Steve & Carol's Hanukah celebration on video-blogging (vlogging). Who are Steve and Carol? I have no idea, but I laughed along like I was one of the family. His Mother just kills me. I e-mailed. I dusted.

Today I got bored and took some pix of the studio. Here it is, with a painting that I did for the bossman at least 2 years ago. There was a photo of some zebras in this stance in some National Geographic or something, and he wished for a graphic painting. His dime, I say: He wants zebras, he gets zebras.

It looks like a fairly simple one to do, just one color and all, but it did cross my eyes at times. I finally had to stop and label the drawing like a paint by number, in order to make sure I was painting INSIDE the stripes instead of outside of them.

Anyway, the studio's cool, the easels are big, and wouldn't it be cool to have a setup like this at home? If the workload remains this slow, maybe I'll go tug on his sleeve, and head back there for a few days.

The studio

Da sink, in our now defunct darkroom

And at home, I'm slowly moving things in from the sunroom. The paints are thawed out, and seem no worse for the cold-air wear. I'm rearranging the house, looking for a place for the easel to stand. That's all I have to report from the homefront, regarding painting.


  1. I lub da Zebras!!

    You continue to amaze me!

  2. Those zebras are beautiful. First time here, I just bookmarked your blog, I like!!

    P.S. Thanx for coming to the party - how did you find me? And come back soon!

  3. Fabulous! I love the work space! How COOL would that be toi have at home? You make me laugh. I moved my kitchen table outside on the porch (it was an 'outside' round metal table with a hole for the umbrella)and set up my painting studio in my kitchen. Heck I need the sink and I never cook so...
    I'll have to post some pics. I did this because my Feng Shui was all f*cked. I couldn't paint in the painting room because of all the musical stuff in there (where my computers are) and I couldn't make music in the music room because no PC and such. Hence: rearrangement!
    People who come to my house are like "Uh...where do you sit?" In front of the computer or on the bed. JOIN ME ON THE BED heh heh heh

  4. Momo & FJL: Pshaw. Thanks.

    Nancy: I'm trying to remember how many degrees of separation before I found you...but I've been luuuuuuuuurking...I guess I didn't realize I hadn't commented yet. Well. Hi. Refill my glass.

    Andy: You make me gleeful: We have the same metal table w/hole for umbrella. I have a dollar store umbrella too, gloat, gloat, gloat...that I've not yet opened at my new address.

    Anyway, thanks for revealing: Doesn't matter where ya eat ya dinnah, just put up the GD easel!

    Really. thanks.

  5. YOU painted that? And you ever had any question about your talent? Now, I can't draw a stick figure to save my life so maybe I'm the wrong one to be saying anything here but damn... Glad you're back to art.


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