I’ve been in a slump over card ideas, and finally made a new one tonight. Not the best ever, but oh well.
The inside text says: “So I ate it!”
I thought a yellow bear wearing sunnies would be totally cute, but I was wrong. The card turned out to be quite pedestrian, and even after I added some running-stitch circles, I still wasn’t too happy about it.
I made this card for YOUR niece, WHATT!!! Also, your niece plays basketball. Thought you should know.
Okay, so admittedly I haven’t been absolutely up to my game when it’s come to reading these past few months, but a few weeks ago I finally felt like I had free time again, and I’m intending to go crazy reading. Last night I went to the bookstore, and ended up buying two books, the bottom two titles. The Tan and Morrison books are ones I already had, but haven’t read yet. And yes, I admit, the Lieven title was selected by my mom. But I intend on reading it anyway.
Now this fat pile is what I have been reading for the past month or so. Really, the thing with short stories is, I have to read them in one go, and it’s not like a novel where you read a hundred pages without stopping. After I read a great story, I have to stop and let it float around in my head for a few days, so that has definitely slowed me down. I’ve read quite a bit of the Granta short story collection, and just started the Oates novel yesterday. Other than this, I’ve been listening to a lot of fiction podcasts on the newyorker website, they’re great for discovering new authors. http://www.newyorker.com/online/podcasts/fiction/?currentPage=1
What are you reading right now?
Just some late-night lovelorn doodling in my notebook.
And then in the afternoon I drew a big, ugly colourful rose. Still happy about it though, it was a half hour well-spent.
Pakistanis represent. On a side-note, someone totally needs to make these glasses. They would make 14th August way less tacky. Oh, and speaking of cool glasses, http://rockingquaid.tumblr.com/
Just some colour-pencil lip studies in my sketch-book.
Some more random cards that I made.
Just a dorky card I made. And yes, I know its a cheesy pun. But I have no regrets.
A slightly dark, scary mixed-media drawing I did yesterday.