Monday, August 30, 2010
I'm not quite sure what to blog about when I can't show you the surprise that I'm working on. How about links to a couple of artists I recently discovered that I like...Doktor A and Kari Byron (that would be this Kari Byron).
What I'm working on is going great, by the way. It's moving along slowly, as the portion I'm working on now needs to be hand-tooled, but I am making progress. I didn't get as much done this weekend as I wanted to, because I was busy being a mom on Saturday (Kate had her driving test), and a daughter on Sunday (celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday). I had hopes of being a lot further along with the project by now than I am, so I'm feeling disappointed with myself. I've got all the time in the world to get it done, really, but I'd like to meet my self-imposed deadline of September 30th.
How about if you give me a break and show us what you're working on, Susan?
I LOVE Kari on Mythbusters!!!
And I may show you a preview of mine at the end of this week - am anticipating getting a huge chunk done!
Posted by: Susan | Monday, August 30, 2010 at 08:44 AM
My two cents worth on previews and keeping your presents surprises -
Keli, if you see what Susan is making you're going to think it's better than what you're making, and you'll feel the need to make yours better, when you should really stick with the vision in your head, because if you tinker with it you're probably going to make it worse.
Susan, if you see what Keli is making you're going to think it's better than what you're making, and you'll feel the need to make yours better, when you should really stick with the vision in your head, because if you tinker with it you're probably going to make it worse.
You each make different art, and you both love what each other makes - you'll each be happy with what you get.
Posted by: Anna | Monday, August 30, 2010 at 08:53 AM
Well, that Anna is one smart cookie, isn't she!!
MIne is evolving with every step I take, but is still on a course that probably won't change much - the part I just made was bigger than I anticipated, which changes what goes in with it and where things are positioned, but the fun part is finding new stuff when the old stuff no longer works.
But I do hate making something, feeling all pleased with it, and then seeing someone else do it better, seemingly effortlessly.
I do like hearing about Keli's process because it makes me feel better about agonizing and stumbling.
If age is teaching me nothing else, it is smacking me over the head with lessons in patience and persistence!
Posted by: Susan | Monday, August 30, 2010 at 09:28 AM
I'll ask first if you all want a preview, before sending pictures - spoilers stink!
I just read a message board where the live feed gave away a huge spoiler for the series I was in the middle of - it had ended on Showtime but had just come out on Netflix, and they gave a preview of next season with the spoiler as the first three words, so no way to avoid it.
I finished the show, but it would have been so much better if I hadn't known...
Posted by: Susan | Monday, August 30, 2010 at 09:31 AM
My husband is in love with Kari. I never knew she was an artist too.
Posted by: Melinda | Monday, August 30, 2010 at 01:45 PM