Delicious colors

Author: Debra  //  Category: Art Department

After my drawing materials binge last week, help I got a 50% off one item at Michaels that was good for one week starting yesterday. There was a $79 Pastels set I couldn’t stop thinking about.  (Mostly, I was thinking, I don’t have $80 bucks to throw at pastels right now)

Well, the 50% off coupon got me back there to get this pretty set of colors. It allows me to have a decent palette to experiment with. After I got done all the things I needed to do yesterday, I sat with my sketch book and did a sprig of wild red raspberries that pleased me.

This morning, I ended up wide awake at 5am. This time I usually use for working on the fiction I’m writing. By the end of the day, it seems that I don’t have any more words in me. But I still have a desire to make with the pretty. So evenings are for drawing.

I tried a drawing this morning and couldn’t get past the words in my head. I’m not pleased at all with what I ended up drawing, but I suspect that if I pick it up again in the evening, I can salvage it.  So this leads me to believe that days are for writing, nights are for drawing.

And the middle of the day is for digital graphic design and coding. I have a sneaking suspicion that knowing this can help my frustration levels decrease dramatically.

Well, it looks like it’s time to make with the digital world portion of my day. Toodles!

Saw my future, now to change it.

Author: Debra  //  Category: Art Department

While on vacation, help I started writing again. I wrote in the car, buy in Tucson, in the shade, in the sun and when I wasn’t writing, I was dreaming of writing.

I wish I could have done more.

That’s the thing right now, I’m feeling the pressure of time, along with the pressures of fear, stress, responsibility, distractions and anxiety.

I picked up a couple of books from my mother’s art library. One on technique, one on how to pull the creativity out of my head.

So, I have websites to create, house repairs to be done, gardens to tend, seeds to plant, and a basement to clear out. These can’t be ignored.

I have astronomy meetings, skies to view, weather to record, science to learn, and targets to practice blowing to smithereens. These will not be ignored.

I have jewelry and sculptures to carve, books to write, images to draw, and canvases to paint. These need equal time with all the rest.

Most days, this list gets to be so overwhelming that I don’t do a thing that I want. That needs to stop getting in my way.

I’m trying now to figure out how to better fit it all in. Scheduling doesn’t work with art…creativity happens in it’s own time frame. If sleep didn’t keep me healthy, I’d sacrifice more of it, but seeing as a good night consists of 7 hours, it’s not easy to trim off more.

I’m willing to sacrifice sanity (overrated), TV (except for Doctor Who), and IM time (Adium is my primary social contact). The bad habit I need to break first is that of ‘thinking’ over ‘doing.’ Doing something, anything, will be more satisfying than sitting here thinking about what I should be doing.

Maybe I’ll just put a spike strip on my easy chair to get started.

streaming live

Author: Debra  //  Category: Art Department, Education

When I get back from vacation, disorder I’ll be sitting with a couple of school advisors to see if there’s a program locally that fits what I want to do.  If I have to take a lot of classes that aren’t interesting or what I feel is pertinent, anesthetist then I’m not going to bother. I don’t want to waste time or money. I am not after the degree, medications I’m after the education. And I want to learn what I want to learn. I’m at the age and stage in my life that I know what my goals are and if a degree program doesn’t get me there, that’s fine.  I have never performed well when being forced to learn/do things that feel like a waste of time.

In the mean time, I picked up a book on weather. It’s full of great photos and illustrations and covers all the basics in terminology and concepts. From there, I want to move on to basic weather forecasting. I’m enjoying learning more about weather patterns and how to better read the data. From there, I will probably look into space weather.

From Graphic Design to Meteorology, I’m really in a place to learn. Filling my head with lots of new thoughts is what is keeping me sane these days. For relative values of sanity, I guess.

And now…off to work.

Sacred Geometry

Author: Debra  //  Category: Art Department

This topic fascinates me. This first video is so pretty to watch and gives the basics of how geometry is part of life’s patterns.

But there is so much more to it. I hated math thanks to a bad teacher in gradeschool who didn’t understand how to teach me. One size does not fit all. I didn’t get the beauty of mathematical patterns until my late twenties and can only imagine how knowing it from a younger age might have influenced every aspect of my life. Since discovering mathematical patterns I can honestly say that it provoked a response in my akin to spirituality. When I finally started reading books on sacred geometry, viagra 100mg I was, there figuratively, web in heaven.

I’m intrigued by the way this author has connected a mythos of sacred geometry to the book of Genesis. He does admit to some mistakes in part 2 (a mispronunciation, and 2 additional Archemidian solids that he left out) that don’t detract from the overview.

Even as a child, one of my favorite doodles was connecting circles and points. I think I’ve always known that patterns are a bit of the divine.

Sundays always seem like a good day for contemplation.