So I have a plan in the works to get my fiance and my stuff down from Portland toward the end of April! that’s exciting for me… I miss him a lot.
meanwhile… I of course, need to try and really kick some butt on these illustrations and finish up one of the books!! Yikes!
I listened to Beck’s Seachange at work today and remembered one of the first dates that Josh and I went on… back when we lived in Long Beach… it was one of the times I remember that I knew he was the one for me… we were sharing his I-pod, sitting on the metro on our way up to LA to window shop. Well, that was the first time I heard Seachange. Funny, that an album based on someone’s heartache made me feel totally at peace with the world… I felt like the person next to me and the music and the scenery passing by in the window were like those moments when everything feels pretty darn good. That was a good day :)
I drew this little sketch a while ago… but forgot to post it. I was watching the Mummy one of the days that I was still feeling pretty ill and trying to sort of get back into the swing of feeling normal and drawing… but I always liked the costume in that movie- as cheesey as it was and possibly, totally inaccurate??? I don’t know??? I really love the Mummy movies. ;) Anyway, I also think about one of my favorite novels The Hero and the Crown
(or) The Blue Sword (both written by the ever-wonderful Robin McKinley)… but I imagine a little baby girl princess of ancient Damaar and sort of drew this with those stories in mind as well.
I know that there are people who are sort of … drawn toward the desert and those that are drawn to the ocean… etc etc… I guess that’s how I feel about Japan. I will have to see when I visit again if it is as strong of a feeling as I remember. Does that happen to everyone? I’ve often wondered…whether “home” is something that you find in another person or in a place or in yourself?? Or maybe it’s all those things… I know that I feel at home in different ways with different people and different places. I suppose I’m lucky. I guess it might be for all the places and people I always feel so out-of-place…. :P
Anyone else jealous of all the rad children’s clothing at Target right now? I sometimes peruse through there to get ideas for what to draw on my characters and also because I have nephews and nieces… My mom dragged out a box full of old dresses we wore when we were little girls- all hand sewn by my cousin!! She is SUPER talented and when I finally get a camera or am near a camera, I promise to photograph them all before she gives them to my nieces… these were … the kind of thing you find and just oooh and aaaahhh over the detail and the pattern and the pleates and the buttons … it’s very, very, very hard to not want to keep them all so I can just pull them out and hug them every so often…. but they deserve to have them. :)
(to think I hated wearing dresses when I was a pre-teen/teenager… now all I want are boots and dresses… wish I had more).
enough about me…
hope you are all doing fantastic!