So I'm back from the holiday across the pond. TStorm Fay did just about everything she could to make us feel well at home with the torrential rain and high winds. Bit like being on a Cornish beach in August. We were lucky though much of Florida was flooded. But on a serious note I see that Gustav is threatening New Orleans area and my thoughts are with all my flist that may be affected, I was freaked with all the news and tracking predictions for Fay so I cannot imagine how you must be all feeling with a Hurricane on it's way.
Disney World was a blast. Good grief, we were exhausted the first couple of days that we barely had the strength to sink a bottle of shiraz. Ell's not into white knuckle rides so we did the shows, cutsie stuff and the simulator space rides and stayed away from the death drop/scream with terror things. We stalked most of the Disney characters successfully but Snow White eluded us - I figure she was too lazy to get out of the pit, and where were all the villains? I wanted my photo op with Maleficent dammit!
Anyhow it was tough to get back to work, first day back -bleurgh- email box full of barely decipherable messages. Jet Lag seemed worse this time too than the longer haul flights I'd made previously. And Ell didn't fall asleep until 20 mins away from Heathrow.
What can I say, I'd been fortunate to get sneak peaks at bradcpu and obsessive24 vids for banner making purposes but there seemed to be so many awesome vids out there that I am avoiding everything until I get my next project well on the way to completion. I'm feeling fragile enough as it is vidding wise without wanting to court trouble by blinding myself with more awesomeness.
I may not be able to get past this awful feeling of suckiness when it comes to vidding, it may be incurable. I did love reading the notes on the 'I Suck' panel from VVC - Perhaps that's what I needed, that or a modicom of talent.
So I packed some paper and all my graphite sketching pencils etc, just in case I had a quiet moment and I'd like to do some sketching. Somewhere between baggage handling Heathrow and the apartment in Davenport the pencils disappeared. All of them - I'd love to know where the bloody hell they went. They were certainly packed and never got to the other end. So I was left with just one propelling pencil and the paper & magazines to copy from. Thanks to Fay I had a bit of time and got one sketch done. It's on the site, not brilliant but with just the one pencil I felt fairly accomplished. I checked my LJ - I haven't posted any artwork since April 2008 and the Sweet Charity Auction and not much in the previous year either. Wow why is it I post vids and not artwork? what's that all about.... So here's something I did last Autumn. Big Damn Heroes
Big Damn Heroes. - I miss my shows. Dr Horrible made me want to sing (eek!) Perhaps Dollhouse will make me want to sketch/paint more. Here's hoping.