Thankfully, the painting that I am working on is coming together quite nicely. It is a commission for a lovely friend from Orange County. She is brilliant, nuts about muse, multilingual, well-traveled, very witty, and multi-talented. She loves "The Dark Crystal" which this current painting is based off of. I snapped a few photos from the movie for reference. Starting with a multi-coloured under-painting, so far I have worked a bit into the shadows and shapes. This is what I call my "splotchy stage", which is wonderfully haphazard, which then ends up refining itself as it goes along. I hope to have this finished by the end of the week!
- - - - - one of the thoughts bouncing around my head during this painting - - - - -
realize that there are things within my life that i am simply not fulfilling.
these things are hindering true happiness.
Tim is his name. he has been traveling since October of 2011. he has been
traveling around the world and staying at friends homes and getting odd
jobs. he is a master Carpenter and Blaggar, as he calls it (i wonder if that
is how one spells it..) and, as i pointed out, as been getting on just fine
with his use of this. clever. extremely clever.
he was full of fascinating stories about his trips, and i am sure that i only
heard a tiny bite of what there was. i asked if he kept a journal about it.
he said that he indeed had one and that if he were to ever get a girlfriend,
she would never read it. i want to read that journal. for some reason, he
stopped keeping the journal when he hit the states. a lot to do for Tim.
all the while, i couldn't help but think about how silly i felt for being
jealous. If i really wanted to do this, I will. It is out there, i just have
to go for it. he did, and he hasn't stopped yet, despite breaking his back (I
felt the injury) cliff-jumping in New Zealand (you have to admit, this
sentence became ten times more awesome.)
this isn't to say that going around the world as Tim has will be the equal
sign to my happiness, because that is just silly. he is on his own path which
has to look very different from my own. of course... i DO very much wish to
travel the world, and i know it will happen, i just have to revamp my
approach to that goal, along with other goals that i know are attainable.