Saturday, December 5, 2009
I'm coming to the realization that graduate really has consumed my life. I seem to find out about the cool stuff--a day late and a dollar short. I just discovered Babelgum. It has all sorts of cool offbeat videos. They have a whole channel devoted to SPIKE & MIKE'S SICK FILM FESTIVAL. I'm just too excited!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I just finished Nanowrimo. I'm so happy! I know I should probably put this manuscript aside for a month or two, but I'm just now finished with it yet. The story isn't done. I think I'm going to keep working on it, and also work on some short stories. I'm going to try and do some of the challenges at Forward Motion, and send some of my stories out. I'm just so happy that I finished!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I love the original Prisoner.
This new Prisoner looks good too. They even kept Rover!
I've seen a little clip of it and it looks good.
It also has Sir Ian McKellen. I've loved him since Richard III. I can't wait to see this.
They even have an online graphic novel. You know that I'm all over that!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This was playing at end of the FRINGE episode "Night of Desirable Objects". Doesn't sound spooky now, but in the episode it had an eerie feeling. Hmmm, freaky. I could also see this playing in an episode of SUPERNATURAL. Looks like I have another song to add to my writing soundtrack and to learn on guitar.
On a completely different note, the guy playing the bongos looks really cool. I totally want that hat!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I didn't forget my resolution to draw something everyday. I also wanted to start participating in Spartan Camp at ConceptArt.org. So here are a few of my drawings and doodles. I'm trying to make sure that I use up my notebooks COMPLETELY before I move on to a new one, so some of the picutres overlap a little.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I drove a different way to Whole Foods and discovered that there's an L.A. Boxing Gym right across the street. It's been there since January! Boy, that tells me that I need to "shake up" the routine occassionally. Anyway, I joined and I've been taking boxing classes. The instructors Donte and Ricky are very cool. That said, this class has been kicking my ass! But I'm sticking with it. I dropped the Weight Watchers membership and applied it to the L.A. Boxing membership. I think I'll get more out of it. The gym has lots of equipment, good hours and lots of bags. There are three classes everyday from Monday-Friday that my membership allows me to take. Watch out, I'm gonna be one lean, tough B---aytch!
Since I'm doing all this body work, I decided to resume my Pescatarian (Pesco-Vegetarian efforts). I already had Mark Bitman's huge book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. It was overwhelming trying to read this because it's HUGE and it has EVERYTHING VEGETARIAN (I guess that's why he chose that title). Anyway, I picked up that book again and I decided that I'm really going to try and use it.
I just finished making the Glazed Carrot Soup. I did the variation that includes orange zest and ginger. OMG! This soup is awesome. Plus it can be eaten hot or cold, which makes it the perfect summer travel soup. I really should cook more. I'm also reading Cooking Without Recipes by Cheryl Sindell which sparked the idea of making adjustments to the soup. I didn't have enough carrots, but that was okay. Next time I'll have at leat twice as many carrots. I think it will make the soup creamier. I also used a lot more ginger that the recipe calls for and a lot of black pepper. Thinking along Ms. Sindell lines, I think that I might make that soup again and mix in some tomato soup. I have a feeling that it would be really good; but it's got to be test!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I miss doing all my creative stuff: writing, drawing, knitting, crocheting, sewing...
I definitely have NOT been doing my DRAW365, but I have been doing little spurts of doodling and writing. I really need to draw and write. I feel like I'm about to have a "creative explosion", it's like there's something simmering under the surface just waiting to get out but I just can't tell what that is yet. I figure I need to get back into the habit of free-writing and steadily doodling to help that "mind-wraith" pop to the surface.
In my google search for doodles I discovered ZENTANGLES!
This has got to be one of the coolest things that I've discovered. I'm not downstairs so I can't scan my examples in, but I'll point you to three different examples I found online (there are so many more, but I do have papers to write. Grad school is a B*@&%CH!) Anyway...
1. Maggie's Nest: Patty's blog looks very cool. It seems like we have a lot of the same hobbies. Her first attempt at Zentangles are here.
2. Daily Art Muse: Another really cool art blog. Susan just tried them too. Her review is here.
3. D.I.Y. Planner: Cool blog that makes you want to buy moleskine notebooks. Review is here.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I'm off now to do some mapmaking (a Gurney suggestion, but also a Lisle suggestion too!), while I wait for AAA. When I got home my Volvo had a flat tire. While that really sucks... at least I'm at home and have ALL the comforts of home.