Saturday, January 10, 2009

Not Painting, and Writing

After a string of wonderfully bad weather, I finally got to not paint because of my work schedule. Even having to leave early did not give me enough of the light I really need. I'm so close I can taste it and I'm just about sick with worry about getting the thing done before I turn thirty.

I'm painting tomorrow, rain or shine, because I have the whole day. I'm not even going to waste time getting some roses. At least not yet. I've got the bottom part of the dress and some lace to really get me started. After that, It'll be the roses and some touch ups, and then I'll varnish the whole thing because it really needs more than a matt fininsh. Not high gloss, but enough of a sheen so that it's just not blegh!

Writing has been going much better, in the fact that I've actually been attempting it. But this rewrite thing is so SLOW. I've knocked out all the plot, I've got the characters where I need them to be and where they are willing to go, I've written some of the best scenes, and I've gone back and made sure each scene actually had purpose and point... now I just have to go through, and really think about everything, write it from the correct POV, make sure it is interesting to people other than me, and make sure the dialouge actually works! 

I've gotten four pages. Single spaced, sized 12 TNR, so it's a pretty good amount. But it feels like so little. I don't want to not enjoy this, because I don't want it to read as painfully as it is being written.

It's completely different from how this blog is banged out. I really have to fight to bring everything out perfectly. I know that creates some of the best painting, but I actually trust myself when I paint. I trust myself when I'm ranting here. This book I'm crafting is much more difficult because I've gotten out of the habbit of writing intelligently and well and with a whole, whole lot of thought. 

Stream of conciousness is fine, but I'm no Faulkner and I know this. I want people to at least have a chance of liking my work!

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I did have pictures to post, but it takes this computer about half an hour to bring it and CS3 up, and before anything could work mom had to turn 'em off so, oh well. I need a better art computer X(

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Doodles and Writing.

I've not been painting, but I do have an excuse. It's been raining like you wouldn't believe, and I need natural light. I have to go buy more roses to paint now, though I'm thinking fake ones might have to work. Ugh. Pulling a Cezanne there, no? Since I'm not doing them in any great detail I think they will work fine if fake, but I am worried about it. A bit, anyway.

I have, however, been writing and doodling. Which is fun! Because I get to be all tight and controlled while doing this second draft, and I can get all freaky with the doodles, since I'm not really trying to be all artsy with them. 

So I have about ten pages of doodles and only four typed, single pages of my story. And I've been working on the story for five days. I've only been doodling the last hour... Ow. The disparity.

I need discipline. 

But hey, I am posting! Cookie time!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'd make a commitment to post something everyday, but I know that would be... asking a lot of myself. I will try to post a lot more, however. (See, two in two days is pretty good. Now I just have to work on content too!)

I got an acer net book, and I have been writing more, so I might post excerpts from what I am working on. And I have my camera, so as soon as I do projects or anything of interest, I will post those.

Anyone see the Benjamin Button movie? I really enjoyed it! I don't know if a lot of people will like it (I seem to have pretty universally bad taste in movies. At least according to all my friends who liked Twilight) but I highly recommend that everyone go and give it a chance! I cried and laughed and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I think it was a fun new years eve party :)

I am also thinking about changing the name I go by. I am so much more "Violinagin" than I ever was "Allison." At least I hope. Several of my friends have already started calling me "Vi" or "Vio" and I like that much better. Perhaps I will be Violinagin for a year and see how I like it.

I mean, I love it online. It's all I've ever been. Faux Shizzle.