My focus lately has been more on experimenting with some more media, different ways of using watercolor and gouache to create a different range of moods. I've still got a bit of "brooding girl in the middle of the composition" syndrome, but eh, excercises don't have to be fireworks right?
Also I could use some new music. Recommendations welcome.

Precollege makes me sleepy.


Summer sketchbook pages!

Big storm moved in last week, I still have trouble getting cool looking clouds.

These two above are some experiments for cards I'm going to paint for my aunt's gallery. Doing mindless flowers is kinda therapeutic.

This one is actually a little old by now, it was during my ongoing slew of doctor's visits. PS I'm healthy now!

This is the mahaffey theater in st. pete, I went to see Maya Angelou with my mom. She was pretty funny, I enjoyed it more than I expected.

I start work at Precollege again in a week. I'll be happy to have a change of pace, being at home allows me tons of time to read though, I finished The Double Bind and started reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, both of which seem to be good reads. Double bind was pretty creepy, it would make a good movie.

Other than that, rentin movies paintin pictures bakin cakes not a bad way to be.


self portrait, photoshop

I guess if I were to make a list of what I like to draw when I'm in default mode, it would be something like "girls, buildings, old men, and gadgetry." maybe that can be my thesis. I really hate my default mode (i kinda hate everyone's default mode). It's the stuff you draw when you have no new ideas or real inspiration. But sometimes it's good to get bored with your work, with yourself. Thinking you're always ahead of the game is a dangerous place to be, I would think.

I just finished reading Prodigal Summer by barbara kingsolver, it was a nice start to some summer reading and really made me miss camping and going outside more. Nature really does trump any human effort at beauty.