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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...???)

3 comments:

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.