Monday, July 28, 2008

July 28 work in progress

9x20 inches
colored pencil
(have not spent much time on this drawing in the last few days)

not yet titled
scrimshaw on micarta
1.5 x 4.75 inches

And a closeup:

I've been listening to an audiobook lately while working. This is GREAT! I'm so easily distracted most of the time and usually have about 47 billion thoughts in my head so it's really quite pleasant to be able to listen to someone other than myself, without having the somewhat annoying constant changing of songs every few minutes (normally I listen to music). I'd downloaded two audiobooks before going on The Adventure. I only made it through one of them on the plane, so I've been listening to Bill Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods" and it's really quite funny to be scrimming bears and listening to someone talk about bears and forests and hiking. It's a great book! It gets me thinking more about hiking and camping and wishing it was something I was better at doing, but the truth is I'm really a weenie about it. I dunno, I mean I get to the end of the day and I want a shower and a bed and somewhere to plug in my camera battery charger! Anyway, I get totally engrossed in books and this keeps me on track with art, so I'm going to have to find a way to have this in constant supply, whether audiobooks or books on CD or something.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Bryson, and A Walk in the Woods reminded me of trail rides I've been on. It's the same sort of adventure, you go out expecting one thing and end up seeing and doing things you never planned for. Bob has lots of books on tape, but I think they're mostly cassettes. I'll take a look at what he has. JJ