I tell you, that gallon of stage blood was one of the best art investments I've ever made.
Love the shape. Love the color. Love working with models who get it.
Blood and ash. NOM.
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Still sick. Head buzzing. Up to 15% on the Kickstarter project and making sure to get the word out. The feedback I've been getting has been amazing too. I'm also starting to put together some updates for only the backers. Little virtual support gifts for being so awesome.
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Did manage to get some work done late last night and managed to update the projekt30 site (http://angelahunt.30art.com), but that was about it. Being sick is the total fail.
And I'm freaked out about finances. *shrug* Need to give it up. I'm doing all I can. Worry is wasted energy. Eventually I'll convince the body of that fact.
I also wrote my first draft 0 of my first essay for the AROHO grant. Can't win it if I don't apply. I am not letting another grant cycle pass me by. Also got the call for the CCF grant, so I'm adding that to my grant list with the Disney grant.
Speaking of Disney grant, I need to double check the deadline...
Okay, back to it.
Accidental shot and *perfect*.
It looks like A's head is on fire. H and M quiet spectators to her conflagration.
stacymckenna, thank you again for the five pounds of fireplace ash. It really made this part of the shoot.
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Need more coffee.
DUDES. Project is just humming along. *kisses the Internetz* Seriously, I could just kiss all of you!
Please to keep the energy going! Please keep pushing it out! If this keeps up, I'm hoping to expand the project to include live music and a secret goody.
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Last chapter of Broken Rainbow is coming together. I appear to have gotten the wheels cleared on the stuck transitions. This morning's session wrote fast. Draft 0 done this week, come hell, high water, apocalypse, even if it kills me.
Hell if I know word count though. I'll have one for you at the end, I think. It's still going to be short, but I've got notes in all over the damn place pointing out missing scenes.
Yeah. I'm on fire. What's your point? *grin*
Okay, back on my head.
This is far more appropriate today than I wish it were.
This is one of the pieces that I'm going to be showing in the Between Heaven & Hell exhibit. Seriously, you do not get the full yumminess, just looking at it on the screen.
And lookie! A widget!
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I hate dealing with people who are deliberately resistant and mean in the face of genuine requests for help. Yes, debt is a responsibility. But when someone is trying to work things out and you refuse?
That just makes you an asshole.
I'm beginning to think that these debt holders don't actually want to be paid. I am beginning to think that they want to ruin people.
So, LA DWP? Fuck you. Don't think that I won't remember your spectacular lack of customer service.
And for Stacy, the shoes. :)
Does she not look fierce? Fierce!!! So happy to have this for my book.
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Sitting here, blinking owlishly. My head is still in story. Momentum suddenly cranked and I can feel the downhill fall/rollercoaster drop towards the end. FINALLY. It's a feeling that I wait for and it's a literal visceral feeling I get when all the story elements go *click* and fall in to place. If I'm right, the rest of the novel should go as fast as I can physically write it.
I just have to make the time and write it.
I'm also reading two business books at the same time (what, you don't?) and they are kicking my ass. I'm often befuddled at the reaction of other creatives when they find out I read business books. Dude, there's some good stuff in these things. The stuff Bob Sutton recommends alone... Jeez. Worth the price of admission. But then I've always been an omnivore when it comes to books. Has words? Great, I'll read it. Good writing is good writing.
Hell, I'm such an omnivore for books, it drove me to start the press. LOL
Lots churning in my brain. May manifest as blogs, may not. One way or another, it's good. I feel like my brain has finally come out of the fog it was in.
My favorite of the coat photos from August. I just dig that her tattoo is *just* peeking out. Hee!
*hugs and pets her camera and photoshop*
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Still sick. But I'm feeling a bit better every day. Really hating the idea that I will probably just be feeling back to normal when I head back to the dayjob tomorrow. I could frikken' scream. I did not want to spend half my vacation sick. I wanted to work part of it.
The holiday itself was exactly what it needed to be.
I'm also getting a jump on my manifesto for 2010. 52 new works in any media, minimum. 104, if I can manage it. Two gallery shows, by hook or by crook, and the road trip to end all road trips. Strange Weather out in the world, one way or the other. Hunt Press doing its thing.
I'll have the more detailed manifesto out there in a bit. But for now, the highlights.
Tomorrow, back to it.
And in a few more days, i can kick 2009 out the damn door and pray that it dies in a hole somewhere.
Here I go, my lovelies.
Luminous beings. Warm thread. Life in their white hands.
So happy with how these came out.
The post work on these has been effortless. Can never thank Mike without an LJ enough for getting me hooked up with the better Photoshop tools.
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Tomorrow, Thanksgiving dinner at the MiL's. Friday, I bake pie. Saturday, we feast.
I will post tomorrow, because I have that sort of disorder. Thanks requires it's own post.
I got a ticket on the way in to work, for turning right on an apparently restricted red light. If there's a sign, I missed it. But even so, it doesn't have me that far out of sorts.
I have a fabulous life. Things could be better and there are places that I wish I were more evolved and more advanced, but right now? This minute?
It is enough.
*blows kisses at you all*
First shot from Saturday's shoot. Neat, innit? And merely a taste of the awesome that the ladies put together.
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I'm also finishing work on my sekrit projekt. Hopefully will have more to say in a week or so.
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Nerves have got me a bit wobbly today, but I'm managing. Lots of good things in my life right now and being on vacation is a good thing. Not so good that my benefits from work were not as much as projected, so things aren't as flush as I would like, but I've got other work to occupy me.
Oh, and the Mouse is pretending to be a turtle right now. Adorable!
Anyway, with this much time, I'm hoping to have a lot edited for your delectation. Yay!
Oh, and have I mentioned lately how much I fucking adore the Mad Model?
Yes. Glorious. Isn't she?