What's on my mind: Yowza, I skipped a week!
What I'm listening to: Peter Murphy
What I'm working on: Drink labels à la Cappiello
Highlight of this week: New car finally in sight
One thing to accomplish: Finish the curtains that go with...
This is a cheater post to admit that I've fallen off the blogwagon. Among others. It boils down to goals.
Goals aren't single-step, go-out-and-do achievements, they're more of a consistency thing. You sculpt your actions in small or big ways so that, over time, you get the outcome you desire. If you have a goal that only takes one step (e.g. sweep out the garage or don't overeat), that's not really a goal—IMHO—it's an item on a to-do list.
A goal is an y-variable over an x-variable (with x usually indicating some sort of time or frequency metric).
Here's a cool thing: Sometimes Karla and I get to go to elementary schools and talk about what we do in front of a gymful or libraryful of kids. (Pictured above is a medium-sized group from the greater-Denver area. As an aside: Special thanks to the kid in the first row, second from the left, who is pretending that he's a narcoleptic. Our presentations aren't THAAAT bad. C'mon.)
Lately it seems that every new character doodle I work on with paper and pencil ends up looking kind of the same. (Read: ugly and lame.) So I decided that this weekend I would do "sketches" in 3D, using clay, instead.
I have a pile of oil-based clay from the mid 1990s (when I took a cool Anatomy of the Head class), so yesterday I set to working on a little head about the size of a clementine. It was stickier than trying to make a sculpture out of Hubba Bubba.
Welcome to the accountability area of my life, where I will be posting process sketches and other important stuff I let myself avoid when I'm "busy."