From when Ennuigi was still just a one-off photoshop joke instead of personal gamedev milestone; when MetaFilter was a place I worked instead of a business I'm in charge of; and when mlkshk was just "that place where Jessamyn hangs out" instead of one of my favorite internet community spaces.
It's been a wonderful run over here, and I'm super excited about the prospect of mltshp as our new home.
After working up this sketch last night http://mlkshk.com/p/1BECF I grabbed a biggish canvas and a yardstick and penciled out guidelines to take a stab at it with oil paint. Spent this afternoon getting this far with cerulean blue; after this spends a week or so drying I'll come back with cadmium orange to fill in the negative space.
My buddy Jesse has been meeting with me on Monday's lately to do art, and is helpfully holding up the canvas here.
Experiment the other day that failed in a bunch of ways to go according to plan but I've still come around to liking for its own sake. Riffing on blue and orange some more, playing with verticality and a more abstract insinuation of form.
For lack of a better term. I keep having several wet canvases at any given time and just sort of...arrange them in my small home office, and it's gotten a little untenable at this point.
So I brainstormed while getting lunch today and decided to swing by the hardware store on the walk home to buy some dowels. Drilled holes in a piece of scrap wood, wood glue, blammo: this odd little porcupine of a thing, that I can toss on top of my bookshelf and carefully stow my wet paintings in instead of leaning them on various surfaces in the room.
Somebody emailed me this picture of several women posing with their still life paintings of donuts, with the subject line "donuts", no body text, from an unfamiliar email address, and I am like 99.9% sure it was just sent to me in error and I'm COMPLETELY DELIGHTED