Friday, January 7, 2011
I was in my studio almost all day today. I finally had to get out of my pajamas about 2:30 to be able to go do kid pick up after school! Ya' see, months ago.. yes, MONTHS ago, I signed up to be part of the "Sketchbook Project". I received my sketchbook and given theme of "Lines and Grids"... but do you think I even started it until a week before the mailing deadline? Uh... well... I just had too many ideas and couldn't narrow them down. Yeah, that's it! Actually, that is true. Even until yesterday when I finally started, I didn't know how to narrow down. My mind just goes like a tornado with ideas and it often takes a while for the dust to settle. So, I decided to take my sketchbook apart. I'm creating my own pages.. different pages. I will then rebind the book. I'll have to completely reconstruct it as it will be thicker than it started! :) Tomorrow, I was originally scheduled to work but I was called and told I wasn't really needed so, I'll be in my studio most all day tomorrow too. I will be going to help feed homeless again in the morning but will be in my studio the rest of the day.
I know I am completely obsessed with the sky lately. Here in Phoenix, we have the most amazing sunrises and sunsets. I just cannot contain myself watching them. I watch for them. I mean, literally. Not if I happen to be out somewhere and notice. No, I watch the clock and watch the sky.... daily... every day. This evening, the sunset was splendid. Breathtaking. I finally pulled out a ladder to get a better view for my camera although it's soooooooo frustrating that I have buildings behind me or electrical/phone wires draped in my view... or trees. It just makes me mad! But the ladder helped a bit. Here are some of my shots from today. They uploaded in reverse... The photos were in progression but you'll just have to look at them backwards! Oops!
Well, it's late and I"m getting up early so, I'm heading for bed. I'll try to remember to take some pictures of my sketchbook stuff tomorrow, ok? I'm hoping to finish by Monday so it can get mailed off in plenty of time!