Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Keep Trying to Get Back to Writing but...

Boredom is something that doesn't visit my place very often.  With a relatively new full-time day job fixing bleeding computers at a local university, two growing boys, and an after-hours Art career there's not much time for anything else.  Not to mention house cleaning.  Seriously... I try to get a little help from the cat, but frankly he's useless. I keep trying to get a new post started.  I've got loads of drafts, but nothing of note.

So here I am.  Home sick.  No time like the present I guess.

After wrapping up the last show, Oil and Dust, I dove into a handful of commissions that had been waiting.  I'll be posting some more pics in the near future, but here's a small sample.

I'm happy to say that I've landed a couple of other projects and I'm looking forward to getting started.  Funny thing is I've got this idea in my head that I can't seem to shake.  I was sitting up working on my commissions the other night and took a little break to contemplate the over-sized charcoals I put together for the last show.  I got to thinking about the construction and it led me to thinking about machinery.  The boys and I had been watching a documentary about animation and it hit me: I had an idea I had to run with.  All things considered it will have to be a side project that I work on it what little spare time I can muster.  I won't go into details yet since it's only the beginning of an idea, but I think it's a good one.  It's a huge departure and that's something I've been looking for.