Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Less-Fun Part

So Tuesdays are "business" days. "Business" includes such exciting things as billing, hassling people, finding jobs, and learning how to program (which is actually kind of more exciting). Today, while trying to work on pricing, I went back to one of my favorite design sites to find an article I remembered seeing in their "We Can Do It" series.
I found it amazingly helpful and checked out the contributor's blog and started skimming. Which is when I found her "Thing a Day" post. It seems like really useful dealy for me too, so I've decided to implement it. Here are my own rules that I've based on hers, laid out in public so that I feel more committed to them.

A thing a day:
  1. I will spend at least a half-hour a day doing something creative.
  2. It does not have to be a painting, in fact it shouldn't always be a painting.
  3. It does not have to be finished when I'm done
  4. It does not ever need to be done if I don't like it.
  5. I can substitute half an hour’s work on an existing project.
  6. At least once a week I will finish a project that can be posted on the blog and go into my portfolio.

Friday, March 26, 2010

What I Did This Week

I haven't had class for a few weeks. I missed yet another from out of town-ness and now it's in between classes. I made Hazel promise to have an inbetween class, but apparently she wants a couple of weeks off first. I guess that's understandable. Maybe.
Meanwhile, I made this Tigger:
...out of some cheap and not quite really watercolor paint. I do like his happy kitty expression. G likes to take his coffee in enormous Tigger mugs, so I'm going to frame it and hang it near the coffee station. I think I will make a similar Pooh version.
And then I did more work on the mini woodblocks. I'm calling it "Project Etsy":
Final version of the Purple Chick
Final version of the Green Girl
A new Girl with Glasses
There are a few that were not quite post-ready. I've also been working on the red-haired dandy, and she is almost done. Hopefully I'll have her up soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

What I Did in Class Monday

Short Post:New wood block girl and a new mini for G. Both are 4"x4"