Sunday, June 22, 2008

Spent the afternoon in the studio. Read a bit, organized some reference material. Drew a little something. Ink and colored pencil on paper.
Rainbow number four. Strange afternoon of rain and sun. (I saw another rainbow after this but I was too lazy to go up on the roof again to take a photograph.)

Friday, June 20, 2008

My third rainbow in the last year. Caught this one while drinking with Calista at the Westside Tavern.

Ah. Yet another post about the weather. I'm feeling weirdly adrift without the daily routine of the studio. It's as if I've suddenly become unemployed. (Except for the full time job I possess.) I swore to myself that I'd take the rest of the summer off and return in September when the weather cools and the chance of my sweating on a drawing diminishes considerably. It seems so lush and decadent to do so. But I always feel such internal pressure to make work. Only because it's not going to make itself, you know? I feel like there is a certain kind of metaphorical artistic fitness you have to achieve and then maintain in order to keep making work on a regular basis. Taking three months off feels like it would be the equivalent to sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating donut holes and cheetoes for a like amount of time. I haven't decided against this act of lounging but it really does make me squirm a bit.

Next: another post about the weather. Fuck yeah!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

These are photos from the apartment roof. A huge storm with a ruler-edged squall line and pendulous mammatus clouds blew through last night around 7 pm. It just clipped us, however, as we only got a few minutes of strong gusts and showers.

(Can you tell I'm lost without the studio? I'm writing about the weather.)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ooops. The last drawing is completed. I forgot to take a photo of it before I encased it in glassine.

I think the studio is closed for the summer. It's been a long nine months getting this show together. I'm burned out, tired in a way that I've never been. It's my goal to relax for the rest of the summer and spend some time with the norms.

The new revised goal: finish the drawing by Sunday night. I lost about four hours today packing up drawings and running them back and forth to the gallery.

I'm about as burned out as I've ever been right now. The 90+ temps and the lack of new music aren't making things any easier.


Friday, June 06, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008