August 14th, 2002

firesea: self-portrait


pondering going nocturnal, at least until it cools down a little. it's so much easier to do stuff when the ambient temperature is <80 rather than >90.

or maybe I'll just start taking siestas. get some stuff done in the morning, take a nap when the first dose of adderall wears off, get up again when it starts to get cooler. I've never done too well with taking naps, but it might be worth a shot. it's easier to adjust to/from than the first idea, anyway.
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firesea: self-portrait


Got up this morning and went straight to my painting - and I was *on*. For a long time now whenever I've painted (as opposed to doing pen&ink work) I've felt like I was constantly struggling, that I knew exactly what I needed it to look like but just could not get the paints to behave.

A part of it was that on my last trip to Michael's I got a couple of acrylic mediums, including one that claims to make acrylics act like oils. That's a bit of an overstatement, but it does thicken them up nicely and make them *much* more workable. A second layer of paint actually blends with the first now rather than just pushing it out of the way.

(btw, nuns, I haven't forgotten about your painting - I will have it done before I leave :)

Unfortunately, it's now hideously hot - I stopped when I started dripping sweat (in the shade with a single flourescent light). I'll do a bit of stuff down here, call the car insurance to find out where my license plates are, and then I think it will be time for a nap.
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firesea: self-portrait

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whee, new userpic. (this is the pendant I got at the maine ren fair this past weekend.) I'm trying to make it into a tattoo design as well, but that's coming more slowly.
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