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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Back Again

I've been fighting off a cold and struggling to get my internet connection to work right, but here I am, back again, finally. I've 'finished' a few more paintings this last week, and done my daily requisite of sketching. The sketches aren't scanned yet, but tomorrow promises to be a full day in the studio, so I'll get those up tomorrow first thing.

It's been interesting to see how I approach the sketching. If I'm drawing my faces, it's all very doodle-like with faces all over the page. If, on the other hand, I set out to 'draw' then I'm usually looking at something specific and don't shift to something else midway. I'm much less committed to any individual face than I am to a sketch. It's an interesting distinction; I'm not sure where it comes from.

I'm looking forward to starting NaNoWriMo at the beginning of November. I have no plot in mind except that I'm going to try and do with my writing what I'm trying to do with my paintings--reach something real inside me and communicate it somehow. I'm not planning on this writing being public, per say, since I believe that an important component of NaNoWriMo is that the emphasis is on quantity, not quality--but if anyone's interested in 'buddying up' and at least trading word counts back and forth, I'd sure like the company. (Olivia...??? Sue...??? Anyone...???)


Olivia said...

You got it, Karen! Let's do it! I'm keeping my writing private, too, except for word counts and such so that sounds delightful :) Welcome back...glad you're better, Love, O

Sue Doe-Nim said...

I have to say yes before I have a moment to think it through and realize what an undertaking this is.

So, yes. You're on.

Kikipotamus said...

Ack, you guys are so brave! I hope that cold lets go of you soon. Something really is going around. I think I left town just in time to miss it.