Thursday, October 11, 2012
Odds and Ends
I attended a wonderful printmaking demo over at Jerry's on Saturday. It was great, and I learned a lot about how to make monoprints without using a full press. I guess I always knew you could do these things, but I was not fully up on everything that could be done. The demo showed us how to make monoprints with Matisse Flow paints, which are thin bodied acrylic paints, though you could also probably use watercolors to do the trick.
Now, I've never been much of a watercolor artist. When I say, "never" I sort of mean not now, not ever, and I don't mean that in a mean way. I love watercolors, really I do, but they are quite difficult and I have never had much luck with them, other than the heavy-bodied kind and, well, frankly, they just don't look a whole heck of a lot like watercolors now, do they? Having said that, I love, love, love the look of watercolors on that Amersand Aquaboard. And, by love, I mean "love" as in I stay awake at night and dream about that stuff. (Oh, sure, I'm sure some of you stay awake at night and dream about stuff...I'm also pretty sure it's "stuff" that's "stuff" like Brad Pitt, not "stuff" like how watercolors look on Aquaboard but, bear with me here, ok? It's the whole "artist" thing kicking in again.) So, anyway, just the idea that I could do something like this on an Aquaboard has me all in a tizzy (and you know how I get when I'm in a tizzy.)
In other, non art-related news, my home refinancing is moving along. I won't bore you with the details, but I have been doing more paperworks than an oragami house (and that's a lot!) I've also been really sick with some kind of flu bug (although I am feeling much better today, I have been stuck in bed for like two entire days. Oh, believe me! Days of Our Lives is not what it used to be, ok? But, enough of that.) I have not been watching TV but I will write about it enough to let you know (attention: raise the red flag! It's a TiVo alert!) my Tivo appears to be off murdering people again. At least it has drummed up a slew of detective shows (and the like.) It's good in a way, as I like to watch a good "WhoDoneIt?" but I have to remind myself here that, well, can another Jeffrey Dahmer biopic be too far behind? (Oh the horror!)
Speaking of horrors, it's October which means it's autumn, birthday month, and it's also Halloween. Seen any good decorations up yet? I'm hot on the lookout for a giant spider and I've spotted a few ghostly good cemeteries. (Pictures to follow, I'm sure.)
This shot taken at the local koi breeders. I can also never get enough fish, as they are in season this time of year too and I love the autumn style colors the fish make as they glide though the waters.
So what's happening in your little world?
Until next time...