Wednesday, August 29, 2012

'62 Galaxy and more update**

We lost a beloved member of the family last weekend.  The 62 Galaxy** wagon...Hadn't even gotten her running, but she was a beauty.  I'm sure it is only a matter of time before Gonzo finds his next project...

So more updates, since the last one was long and rambly...I drew the lovely galaxy** above...I still have a logo in the works...A giant painting for Gonzo to put in his office at work (I'm actually excited to paint this one...even though it's words and not my typical specialty.)
My friend posted some photos to facebook recently of some landscapes that I couldn't resist asking permission to as soon as I have something there I will post's been awhile since I've painted a landscape.
Also lovely friend Tania, is expecting her first child- a instead of getting her a diaper cake (you know...since she makes them...)- I'm working on knitting her something she will probably only put her baby in once for all of 5 seconds because the kid will grow out of it...and I maybe also might learn a little quilting from my mom, so I can make her a super cute quilt for the baby, that I saw on a quilt store excursion.  So yeah...I have until early December for that...fingers crossed the girl is early and I can share my bday with my friends' baby!
Oh...this has turned into crafty blog- my apologies- I will get back to arting- I swear, I've just been in a crafty cave...I sewed a skirt.  Yeah, I know.  I made the pattern myself, cut it; sewed it...the liner doesn't fit because I didn't put a zipper in it, but the actual skirt part fits without a zipper- gotta love stretchy one day I will go back and connect the two and add a zipper- but yeah...experimenting with sewing!!!  What is going on???
And last but not only took 30 years, but I finally found joy in cooking.  Baking really.  Muffins, cakes, cup cakes...all of it, I love it.  But my favorite?  frying up some cake donuts.  Yes.  Probably the least healthy thing I could do, but I'm only making them and maybe eating 3 at the most (not counting donut holes...lets face it, 6 donut holes are like the equivalent to one donut, right?)- I've been delivering the rest to hungry friends.  I also discovered that I can make some pretty good guacamole, some delicious pork chalupas, and several tasty chicken dishes.  There's other dishes too, but I won't bore you with that.  Just know that while I enjoy baking...I still hate washing the dishes- so I'm sorry have to clean up my messes.
Anyway, I wanted to completely update we're all on the same page.  Now we can start fresh and I won't have to be like "ooohhh, I forgot to tell you- back when I was on my eternal hiatus from blogging..."
So those of you reading for the art...I am working on it...those of you reading for the crafty?  I'll throw a little of that in as well.  Hopefully it's enough to satisfy the masses.  The art may just come from the lunch bag artwork I have started doing recently...but I'm sure you're all ok with that, right?
I may even have to do a post of a review on my new phone...I don't review anything online anywhere- but this phone is insane...and if Apple has their way, probably won't be on the market much longer...

9/1/12- I have been informed that Ford spelled Galaxie with an "ie" not a "y"...So yeah...Ford Galaxie...I refuse to change it in the title or in the body of the post because it looks ridiculous with an "ie"...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Much Needed Update

In honor of finding my blog feet again, I feel like I should update you from that last post all the way back from February...(or really just 2 blogs ago...which in that case doesn't make it feel like it's so far away...)
I had asked for your help in reminding me that I had things in my "pipe line" to complete- so that would act as a little nudge for me to get my butt in gear and work on something.  Which you all followed my advice and completely ignored...
So here's how that list is progressing:
- Gonzo's ski mask- still 1/2 way done sitting in my knitting bag.  It's not the fact that Gonzo no longer works in an outdoor environment that has prevented me from completing it, it was the shear fact that other things interested me more, that has left it incomplete.
-Gonzo's socks- still balls of yarn- haven't even started one stitch. (which also goes for my mom's socks...sock knitting- it's a mood I have to be in, to even get started...and even then, it lasts for exactly 1.5 socks- so it's a chore to get an entire pair finished)
-Water color of a relative; which is my grandma.  As far as I can tell it's done, but I also drew something on the same page that I wanted to complete and I haven't even set brush to water on that also- NOT COMPLETE
Are you seeing a pattern here?
-Great American Aran Afghan- since I lost track of the class, and never went back, because they never returned my call to let me know when they decided to start meeting again...I started a block, set it aside for a few months, attempted another few rows, which were screwed up, so I frogged the whole square and haven't gotten back to it.

But just because I'm an epic failure at finishing things I've started, I will share some things with you...I did draw a commissioned piece for a co-worker who was left with no clue what to get his wife and mother of his children, for mother's day. 
I was drafted after that to work on a logo for another co-worker.  Which I have stated for him and I will state again- I don't do logo's.  I'm not a graphic designer- I know graphic designers- that's the only reason I have a legitimate banner on this blog, or have it on my website, or even as the water mark on my drawings...I'M NOT A GRAPHIC DESIGNER.  So with that said, I've been "working" (I use this term loosely because lets face it- I work slow these days) on this "logo" since May.  It's morphed into a hand drawn exploration of the 1980's fonts and band logo's...and is turning into nothing that resembles any of that.  And quite frankly has led me to believe that computer art is not something I'm capable of.  I know Photoshop...I learned Illustrator in college- and promptly forgot everything the minute the class was over because "I'm not a graphic designer"...hey, guess what?  Illustrator is what it's name says...not just graphic design.  I maybe should have paid better attention to that class- I could be arting in it, instead of thinking "fonts...serifs...blah" (and yes I did just use art as a verb).  But that is a discussion for another time.  I have the concepts of this logo down on paper- in a finished format- it's just that I haven't completed them yet...But today is Sunday and I have no plans besides laundry- so it's quite possible things could be done on it.
Oh, and on the knitting front:

Knitted Zombie's are my thing now...I found this lovely woman online several years ago and bought her book to knit her monsters- which I've knitted a dozen of them, but then I decided to knit them as Zombies and give them away- because who doesn't want to receive a zombie as a present in the mail? I won't be posting tutorials on how I did the blood or the brains, so please contain yourselves. 
I drew this with white board crayons on Gonzo's work white board back in April and it's still there.  He hasn't erased it.  And I've been drawing on his lunch bags that he takes to work, so he has a collection of them at work.  So technically I've been drawing every day.
I think this is a long enough update for a blog, so I will leave you now.  I've added a reminder to my phone so I can update this more often. 
Hope everyone is doing well!  Until next time...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Guess Who?

I'm here...I promise!  Preview of a little something I'm working on.  I have lots in the pipeline- and hopefully in the near future a whole heck of a lot more time to be working on my projects.  We shall see.

P.S. I'm so terribly sorry I've been absent for so long.  I'll try harder to check in more often.