Thursday, February 25, 2010
Speaking of exposure I gots to get my *ss on the ball! I have been slackin' big time. What is it about the Olympics that make me want to watch every event? Especially the skating? Maybe it's my admiration of strength and determination of these kids that really intrigues me. Or maybe it's just watching the tight butts on the guys! LOL In any regards, I'm watching the ladies skating tonight and then I think I'm done. I have got to get back to the drawing table. Oh and one more thing about the Olympics, I don't like any of the US uniforms this year. The bobsled suits are this dingy blue color like they've been washed too many times and the acrobatic ski jumpers looked like they were wearing starry pajamas. Anyway......
Got to work on the newsletter today. That's the goal.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Doodling is not and will never be a bad thing. It keeps the mind fresh and active. I read an article once and it said that you had a better memory of what was being said during a lecture or meeting if you had been doodling all the while. Something about shutting everything out except the person's voice. Here's some interesting articles about how doodling can help a business http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/feb2008/ca20080220_798280.htm
and what exactly what your doodling might say about you http://drawsketch.about.com/cs/tipsandideas/p/doodle_people.htm
Here at work, it's all about geotechnical engineering. In no way do I work with any artists, but in filing a lot of paper work, I'm seeing more and more doodles in the margins of calc paper and printed out emails. To me, that's the way it should be!!
I find that my doodles are more dictated by the pen or pencil I'm using. A felt tip pen will mean more straight black and while lines where as a pencil will make me work in a lot of shading. And I draw more cats and birds than anything else. Especially quails. It's as if every bird isn't complete with out that doo-dad that they have on their head.
This image is a collection of doodles that I've done. I keep all the ones I have (they do crack me up - as in, "what were you thinking that day?") I encourage you to keep doodling!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I spent my days with J, my Valentine, ice fishing in Benson VT on Lake Champlain. We were able to find a little corner cove to tuck into, built a fire on the shore and just had a really nice day. So nice, in fact, I went out with him on the 2nd day as well. But this time I went for a walk in the woods. My intentions were to look for antlers of the whitetail, but all I found was poop. Owell.
I also met the "Cookie People" who live down the street from my friends in Vermont. They make AWESOME cupcakes and cookies and of course we stuffed our faces full of these treats! You can follow her blog here http://adozeneggs.com/wordpress/
According to the Chinese New Year, it's the year of the tiger. GGGRRRRRR! Hope it's fierce!
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Sunday we went up to Mallet's Bay in Colchester and J did a little ice fishing. I hung out in the car most of the time. It was cold! And we were able to drive right on the ice. I know people from there do it all the time, in fact there was one car doing 360s all over the place, but being a flatlander a.k.a. from Massachusetts, I still can't stop being just a wee bit nervous about driving on the ice!