Friday, December 19, 2014

A December Tail

This one is also from early December. I was just fascinated by her feet and wished I could have taken a photograph as this would have made a hell of a painting. As usual, black and white charcoal pencil on gray Strathmore paper.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Two for Ten, Do it Again

Another pair of 10-minute poses. These were done on 12/2/2014. As usual, black and white charcoal pencil on gray Strathmore paper.

Monday, December 08, 2014

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

December 8, 1980 was also a Monday. I learned of John's assassination from Howard Cosell during Monday Night Football. This was the night the ugly side of the American gun culture became crystal clear for me. Years later an assassin broke into the home of George Harrison and tried to kill him as well, but George was smart enough not to move to America and his assassin could only get his hands on a knife.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Next Year's Vacation

Well, next year's vacation has been booked. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Monday, December 01, 2014


So I got this bill yesterday from my web host company saying I ran a little over my bandwidth allocation last month and they were informing me that I had a balance due. To be precise they said I owed them $2,147,483,827.63. I opened up a ticket with their support desk and simply asked if they were insane or not? An hour later they replied in the affirmative.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two for Ten

Usually I share the 25-minute poses here, but these are two 10-minute poses from 11/23/2014. Black and white charcoal pencil on gray Strathmore paper.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NaNoWriMo Failure

As the calendar in the right panel shows, I am failing miserably this year in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) competition. I should have written about 27,000 words by now and I am at an anemic 5,499. I really thought I would do better this year. I got an idea for my novel in February, including the entire story arc which I wrote as a Flash Fiction piece. I found a subject expert to help me though the stuff I did not know. I worked on a larger outline. I worked on smaller pieces in between that would work as parts of separate chapters. I fleshed out characters. I scoured the Internet for information and made lists of links  referring back to them. I mapped out in Google Maps where everything occurred. I have never been so prepared to write anything. Then, three weeks before NaNo, I got a job.

I had been unemployed for seven months and for most of the prior two years I had telecommuted to work, so my sense of time management was thrown for a loop having to drive into work every morning and back every evening. I find when I come in from work that the last thing I want to do is write. So, I struggle, like every writer struggles.

I still have half a month to go. I wonder where I will be when this month ends?