Listening to: the Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
Watching: 30 Rock
Man, it's been a while.
Art has been on a bit of a block after a couple of hand/arm injuries, some old, some new, acting up all at once. That coupled with a sort of creative/general lethargy has left my sketchbook pages blank for far too long. I needed inspiration.
Oh yeah, I got married in April, but most anyone who'd read these knows that. Opa, etc.
Had a bit of a reprieve that was the true catalyst for leaping on the road to recovery; this past weekend my husband and I took a train out to Chicago for the weekend. Had immense amounts of fun, and caught the Mountain Goats on the last show of their current tour. Darnielle and co. have been a great source of something muselike lately; working on a portrait of the good sir frontman as a technical study before I dive into the real work. It's still a bit painful, but invigorating. Again...it's been a while.
I love Chicago, by the way. We're going to take a trip out to Portland to be absolutely sure, but it's definitely on the list of potential places to live. I have to get out of Missouri. Everything about it is literally killing me.
Designing an EP cover for my best pal's band here in the near future as well, which is fantastic. I need to get in touch with their singer-lady to get the specs for it.
Oh and also I'm now mister assistant manager at my workplace. Everything's coming up Homer, except I'm still pretty miserable in sales. It's only temporary, I say. It's just job experience. Resume padding.
Everything is going to be all right.