The day began with cat barf. Thank you Olin. *sigh*
I finished the Sheltie scrim. I want my client to be the first to see it completed though, so y'all are just going to have to wait. Hopefully she'll check her email tomorrow. (If she's reading this, hi!!)
I was lamenting not having drawing projects to balance out all the scrimshaw stuff. Well DUH, I have a two page list I made this summer after The Adventure, perhaps this means it's time to start a new masterpiece from the list. :-) It's hard for me to spend an entire day at the microscope. Ergonomically it's still not a perfect setup, so my preference is to be able to alternate between different projects.
I've been debating how much to show of the knife scrim I'll be doing. On one hand I like to show things only when I'm done, that way you don't know what to expect and can just be wowed and amazed by the finished piece. On the other hand I DO like people see what goes into creating this stuff and give people a behind-the-scenes look at what I do. Does that make it less exciting to see the final piece though when you've been watching it in progress all along? (Comments greatly appreciated). It would give me a chance to explain a concept I was telling someone about that I call "drawing from the inside out." That is, understand the skeleton to understand the surface.
Oh, so back to that two page list I made of drawing ideas... reminds me of Jackson Hole. Speaking of Jackson Hole, wasn't I supposed to hear from the Miniature Show by the end of March? Isn't it now April? Hmm. I thought I remembered reading that the selections would be made in January and applicants would be notified by the end of March. I have not heard a word. I emailed them a couple days ago and got a reply that the person I need to talk to is out of town til April 10. Sigh. My assumption at this point is that I did not get in, but for my own sanity (what's left of it) I NEED to know.
Thinking about that trip always brings a smile. :-)
Tomorrow I am going birdwatching with a bunch of little kids. This should be interesting....
Sometimes I feel like I'm just writing to hear the sound of my fingers tapping on the keyboard. I guess to some extent I blog for me, it's handy to have record of what I'm doing. But really, seriously, I know there are a decent number of people reading this (though I did lose the ability to track it when I moved the blog, boo) and it's really super when people comment. Hint hint. Come on, show a chicken lady some love. Secret admirers, stalkers, long lost friends, crazy family, I know you're out there (okay except the secret admirers, I don't think you exist).
Anyway. Uh, I think I'll go to bed.