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Good Monday to you!

It is a balmy -9 here this morning, having warmed up from about -20 over the weekend. It was -35 in town yesterday. I've got a lovely fire going and Guppy is listening to disco music and playing with tupperware.

I am still stewing over my goals/system-of-accomplishments for 2014; I was pleased with what I got done last year, but I'm less pleased with my level of improvement. Going back through my sketchbooks from 2000 was a lot of fun, but I also feel like I haven't come as far since then as I would like. And it's easy to see why: I haven't taken any of the steps I know I need to to address the flaws I already know my work has. This is true of both writing and art.

I did get weekend art time! I'm working on a piece for a submitted description. (Artists who draw people, there is an awesome submitted description that closes in a week with no submissions yet! Portrait Adoption has gone paperless [barring certificates], so joining it is painless.)

(30 minutes later) Guppy is upstairs resisting a nap. She woke up early and started acting cranky, finally slept for about 20 minutes and is now muttering about the establishment from her bedroom. I may go get her now and hope she naps later...

Last hour of Muse Fusion! It's been a good one - I've written most of a meta-fiction article, a snippet of another, a short story, and am about to tackle either artwork or a poem, Guppy willing. http://torn-world.livejournal.com/163357.html

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ellettra
Jan. 13th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it's so cold!!!!!!!
ellenmillion
Jan. 15th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
Pff. This has been a warm winter! It's nearly 10 degrees today! I'm in my fall coat!
ellettra
Jan. 15th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha CRAZY LADY!!
laylalawlor
Jan. 14th, 2014 10:14 am (UTC)
I haven't taken any of the steps I know I need to to address the flaws I already know my work has. This is true of both writing and art.

Aargh, I know this feeling well! I want to start doing more art, but I also want to improve my art in the areas where I know I'm weak and/or lazy, and I'm not quite sure how to achieve that. I've been thinking about doing some drawings that are specifically focused on the things I know I'm not good at (like drawing unique facial features -- I tend to give everybody the same face, and in fact could use some basic, remedial anatomy work, too).
ellenmillion
Jan. 15th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Drawing 12 pages of hands is on my list. Stupid hands. Hates them forever.

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