Life in the fast lane
The last three weeks have been a blur....
Reinder came to visit from the Netherlands and we spent the first week going to the Frist Museum and the Nashville Zoo... playing Tennessee tourist. Our second week, members of the Hugbox flew into Nashvegas and we had a Squareone Comics Collective get together for a few days: Lissa and Erin, Saru, Dotty and Robby, and Aura. From there we caravaned to St. Louis for the Comic Genesis Cookout.
This may be the last year for the cookout, as the hosts Ryan and Beth Kolter are expecting a baby. It was good to go to it, even though many regulars didn't show up this year. We spent the day drawing in sketchbooks.. filling up as many as we could. Rein and I have some of our work scanned and featured at the Comic Genesis Forums and the Square One Forums. The rest of the time was spent at the pool and driving around a lot, eating at a lot of restaurants.
One thing we did do was go shopping at Nordstroms. Lemme tell you.. Rein looks hawt in Hugoboss tailored pants and shirt. Yay for him that the Euro is strong right now.
After the Cookout, we returned back to a quiet week of rural countryside, hitting several state parks... spending the days hiking and swimming in Tennessee waters. On Saturday we hit Adventure Con in Knoxville- and oooooooooh did it give me food for thought.
Most of it negative of course: "Goddess my art sucketh". "I should have followed my childhood dreams and went to art college sooner". "Why did I give up comics for so long?" "I hate teaching art" VS "I love teaching art- I only work 180 days a year". "I need to go back to school." "I need to work harder on my art." "I need to just give up because it's kinda pointless.....I should just be happy teaching small children to paste noodles."
So here I am, contemplating a total change ...getting the right paper, the right inks... the right tools... going from something I do half-assed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper on my lunch breaks to doing it on the big 11 X 17 tabloid card stock. It would mean a giant step in quality for the reader.
Time to hit Google and Ebay... looking for an affordable tabloid/A3 scanner....
Love to all-