A picture of our geekness:
I handed Jake a bar of soap in the shower and warned him, "This is our last soap."
He answered: "Obi-Wan Kenobi."
And on that topic, we watched Lawrence of Arabia this weekend. A good movie, and I'm glad I watched it for context and historical interest, but it doesn't make my top ten list. The first bit of the whole movie was really QUITE Star Wars. Deserts, swords, white-boy misfits discovering their destinies (and dressing up in robes).... and Obi-Wan Kenobi! I thought it was just the particular cadence of his voice, but we looked it up, and it actually IS the same actor who plays the prince. A little surreal. I missed the robots, though. I think the movie would have been greatly improved with more robots.
The Sketch Fest artistic high lasted well into the weekend; I got a good start on a Portrait Adoption submitted description, worked on a piece for the Arabian Nights coloring book (and sketched another possibility) and I did a new collection of abstracts - bigger this time:
The photo doesn't do the colors justice, of course. The biggest is 11x14, then an 8x10 and a 4x5.
Stumbled out of the blocks on my elance project (because the password I had been given was wrong!), but am tackling it now, and am satisfied I can get things working better for this client within our budget. :)
Also on the topic of programming, artists for Sketch Fest, you can now get a preview of who bought your work. It doesn't show you addresses (yet), but will, eventually. And it only shows purchases since March, I think, and it's only sorting correctly since late Saturday. There's also a CHANCE that things will show up there that I never received payment for, so I will still send you a complete email with your sales and the addresses to ship to. :) http://ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestadmin.php
In other topics, I have no time for more right now! I hope some of you Sketch Festers will finish the awesome owl work that was created for our August issue of EMG-Zine! The deadline is at the end of the month!