Well, here it is again, the end of the month. This month has been a pretty productive one, as the animation project is finished (aside from a couple of sound bits and some timing fixing.) So there’s that.
On the bad side, my struggle with the bottle is in full flower. That’s not good, but I’m unsure how to fight it. I know I can, and I have, but it keeps coming back.
Anyway, it’s now officially the Christmas season, which typically depresses me. But I’ll try to be of good cheer.
And so, another month gone. In good news, I’ve started on a new project and have completed tons of artwork towards its fruition. It doesn’t have a story, really, just a kind of showcase for celestial artwork. I’m doing this because the opening of the last animation got a very positive response, and also because I have no idea what needs to happen in Chapter Three of “Instruction.”
Oh, I’ve got some ideas for imagery, but in terms of tying it together into something that might, vaguely, be called a “story,” no, that has yet to reveal itself.
I’m sure it will. One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t force these things–they push back and you end up with regretted garbage.
It’s about six and a half minutes, which is (for my own YouTube habits) on the edge of being too long. But there it is. The title, by the way, is almost a pun.
I’ve continued to paint, with varying results, and am actually making progress learning Maya.
In the interest of crass concerns, I’ve added a PayPal link at the top of the page. So, if you have a couple of bucks…
The universe contains many fine people; while in the past I had my doubts, those doubts are put to rest. Not many, and certainly not enough, but they are there. If you’re reading this, you’re one of them!
I hope to update this more often, but, as we all know, the best-laid plans….
So, July is nearly done. And I’ll be honest–July 2018 is the worst month of my life that I can remember. Everything went wrong, nothing went right, and the only direction was southward. Downward. Into the abyss, though not far enough to matter in the real world.
However, August 2018 is waiting in the wings. And given the things I’ve seen, I’m thinking that July 2018 is going to seem like a picnic when the new month enshrouds me.
Sorry to be so depressing, but sometimes the world hurling toward us orbits a dark star.
See you next month, unless my fortunes reverse and I make that dark star my new home.
Let me confess–since I’ve been working on an hourly basis (several years, now), the holidays are even more depressing than they normally are. Aside from the obvious, for hourly folks, a “holiday” means “No. You can’t can’t earn money today–it’s a holiday. So, no, you can’t pay your bills–not enough earned hours.” No, no paid holidays for you. As you might imagine, that tends to color certain events–
Anyway, here’s a present, made for a friend this season. Since I have no money, it’s a painting. Fall foliage as seen on a morning when the fog is just now dissipating. And if you like it, happy holidays to you, too.
See you again in a few weeks, and as always. thanks for stopping by.
“Un” as in uninspired, unmotivated, uninterested, unmoving. I don’t know whether it’s due to the change of seasons or what, but I have absolutely no desire to do anything creative.
I haven’t painted in weeks, I haven’t launched PhotoShop in who knows how long, and I don’t feel any push to change either state. What have I done? Worked, read fitfully, leapt from webpage to webpage, fed the cat. In other words, nothing much.
So: consider this yet another placeholder post while I contemplate the long-vanished activity called activity.