Sunday, September 30, 2012

A little bit more? SURE!

I got an email from my boss at the gym today... it looks like I'm going to be teaching morning classes at the downtown club in the near future  - that's cool... it's definitely more convenient for me although I'll have to get up even earlier than I normally do... it's more money to go into the jeneratorroadtrip fund.

This weekend had been pretty good... not too much excitement to report... I'm going off sugar tomorrow so today I am celebrating with some susan cookies - then it's see ya!

Yesterday I got my hair did and as usual it is pretty cute... 

Tomorrow morning I'm subbing for the class which I will eventually be taking over...  too bad it starts at 6am and I have to leave at 5ish in order to get there on time.. oh well.. when I take over hopefully we will move it to 6:30.  As it stands now I have to walk there because the bus doesn't start running until 5:45... I will adjust.

Okay - I think that's it...  I think I need to take a nap.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hello Weekend!

It is Saturday!  I almost wrote Sunday... let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet.

Today I am getting the hair fixed... that means I'm going to look really cute so I have to figure out what I am going to do to spread my cuteness around the world.  If it looks extra cute I will post a photo. 

I am thinking about the possibility of working on my "studio" which is my storage room where I keep my art stuff....  I came across a small bookcase in the alley last week and managed to unpack some of my screenprinting supplies into it on Thursday night.  Maybe if I can get that space more organized it will spur me to make more work.

Yesterday I had an urge to go hang out with my art friends... but it's hard to get to Chicago without paying a bunch of money to fly there...

One art related thing I did do yesterday was start writing a proposal for the Jeneratorroadtrip... that would be my (and the other Jen Towner's) road trip to Vermont... I think it would be a nice kickstarter campaign and/or granting opportunity.  I may have to look into Creative Capital - they like weird things like that to fund...   

Hey - maybe I will take my cute hair down to one of the coffee places nearby and work on art related computer stuff today.  How smart am I?

Okay, I think that's all I have this morning...  I have to get a move on and see if I gained weight this week... I most likely did.  I've decided to go no sweets in October... Maybe I'll sweet it up today and tomorrow...

now I'm just rambling...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The builiding I used to work in....



This was the view as I walked to work yesterday... that shiny tall thing is Two Union Square  I used to work in the building... it was really foggy yesterday and it made this crazy glow on the surface...  sometimes I think it would be nice if I could just spend all day taking photographs of things... but I need a better camera, I need to be independently wealthy... and I need to know what I'm doing when I take the photos.

Last night at the gym I actually had a full class and a few people couldn't get in... hopefully something will happen soon with the bikes... they are old, they are in disrepair, they suck.

Not much on the agenda today... it's been quiet at the office - but I'll take it.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It should not be this hard to get up in the morning...

I think I could use another three hours of sleep.  I think I'm still trying to catch up from my overly active weekend.

Not much to report here... 

really - I have nothing.

Okay here's something...  Tonight the season premiere of New Girl is on... last year I missed all the season premieres because I was in Vermont...  I am a big television fan and I'm not ashamed about it.

Yesterday I contacted the Vermont Studio Center and they moved out my deposit due date so I have a few more weeks to save my spot for August 2014.

I am working on getting the other Jen Towner to drive across the country with me to get to Vermont.. I can see it now... two women on the road who have never met in person... hilarity ensues...

Okay, I guess I did have something in me...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Practicing my social skills

Twice this past week I have used my ever-rusty social skills.  I'm happy to report that I'm not too far gone.  Yesterday I drove up to Bellingham and attended a Birthday party for a friend from Grad School.  It was very low key, a pot luck and hanging out around the fire pit.  Although I'm a bit quiet, I didn't feel out of place which was nice. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I can go out and have a good time... sitting on the sofa is not always the best idea...

Don't get me wrong though... I don't sit on the sofa all the time.  Just after long days at work and weekends, and mornings...

okay I take all that back.

This evening I am hanging out with my niece while her parents attend an event for her school... 

Yesterday I had an appointment at the salon and found out that my favorite esthetician is leaving... I guess this is an opportunity to ween myself from some of my waxing habits..  (okay, I'm going to venture into the almost too much information area right now).. I am thinking about looking into laser hair removal... at least for my art pits and lower legs.  I was advised to look for a groupon to get started... so I will wait and see...  if I could get by by not shaving my armpits ever again I would take it.

My neighbors last night had a big party... I was woken up by some guy talking color theory to some girl at 3:30 this morning... (he couldn't remember which three colors make ALL colors)...

It is taking a full pot of French Press this morning...


Friday, September 21, 2012

Here's the plan.

Last night after work I met up with someone I met on the long walk and we walked around Seward Park...  He's a writer, a plant lover...  It was a nice change from what I usually do...  I got to see poison oak in all it's fall red leaved glory...

Tomorrow I am planning on heading up to Bellingham.  A friend of mine from grad school is having a birthday party and I figure I should do a little bit more in breaking out of my comfort zone so BAM there you go.  I may also see if any of my former summer camp kids are up there for school and want to meet up for coffee or something...  maybe it will turn out to be a splendid day.  At least it will be something different.

Today work is going to be busy (I think)...  I guess we will find out won't we.










Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ideas

So... I've been thinking about the whole Vermont Studio Center residency and what I could do...

I think I need to drive across the country to get there.  According to AAA it will only take me 45 hours drive time...  Think of all the country I could see...  I've never driven across the country, it might be fun.  I would have to start saving my pennies now though.

I threw out the idea to my sister that she could go with me and then fly back home once we got there.

Maybe I can convince the other Jen Towner to go with me.  I've never met her... I think it might be interesting...  we could document it and make art work out of it... I can imagine a Kickstarter campaign for it... 

I guess if I want to do anything I have to start saving now.

Next item of business... my headache is pretty much gone.  That's good news because I was really really cranky... cranky Jen = no fun.

Sunday night I am hanging out with my niece for dinner... we've never hung out one on one so it should be fun.  She's six.

That's it,  that's all I know.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Check in...

I couldn't take it any more... I called my chiropractor this morning to set up an appointment for later in the week (Wednesday).  As the morning went on I realized that I wasn't going to make it until Wednesday... after 45 years you would think I would know when enough is enough.  I called back and changed my appointment to this afternoon.

Let me just tell you, by the time I walked out of his office I was already feeling better.  Goodness gracious... I'll be happy to not be so cranky tomorrow...

Here are some photos from this weekend...

Pole on the street...


this is the house where my very first boyfriend lived - it's about three blocks from where I currently live... this weekend was the first time I've actually walked down the street...

Montlake bridge...


Overpass near University Village

Pedestrian overpass near Husky Stadium


My forehead and light



Art I'm working on.... those as staples glued to canvas.. (maybe I should have stapled them on...).


That's it... I may have to lay down on the sofa and drift off to sleep...


Sunday, September 16, 2012

What is Happening Now

What do I know today?

I've had a headache since Friday so that's no fun.  I think it has something to do with my neck... if it doesn't get better soon I will call the Chiropractor and have him take a whack at me...

I found out on Friday that I got a spot at the Vermont Studio Center again - no fellowship though...  I would really like to go, but I don't know if I can afford it.  I have to send in a deposit by the 28th if I want them to hold my spot...  I requested August of 2014 with the thought that if I got in I would make it an adventure - road trip to Vermont - and then I'd have my car available to me while I was there to take some adventures...  It may all work out.  If I can come up the deposit I may work on raising funds for the adventure.  Who knows.

Yesterday I walked to University Village and back... it was a nice break...  part of the walk was along the Burke Gilman trail - the site of part of the Long Walk.....

Click on this link here to see a new video from the Long Walk.  It's pretty good...

Today the plan is to clean the apartment (although it still looks pretty good) and work on art stuffs...

I wish the headache would go away...

Friday, September 14, 2012

AWOL

This week has turned out to be very busy.  I don't seem to have any free time during the day and I am very very very very very tired...

I don't have a lot to report this morning... here's the news in brief.

I broke down and bought Susan cookies last night.  - don't worry I still have 8 left (out of 24)

I got my blurb.com book back... review post coming soon.

I continue to work on drawings.

I may buy a new bra today (that's fun right?)

Up this weekend I am subbing the cycle class tomorrow and I'm going to weigh in at weight watchers... (I'm bound to be up... need to go back to no sugar - it worked)...

Today is doughnut day at work.  It brings a slight smile to my face but I'm sure it will bring fat to my midsection...  oh well.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Time Marches On....

Yesterday it happened to me....

I had to buy a pair of readers.

I know it's not the end of the world, but hey... I've been noticing that I haven't been able to see that well close up lately... maybe I should actually go get my eyes checked...  I had lasik eye surgery about a ten years ago and things are generally great but when I try to do any drawings up close and personal it's a little hard to focus sometimes... oh well.  Time marches on I guess.

What do I know today?  Hell, what do I know any day?

I'm a little bloated.  I'm sure you wanted to know that didn't you?

There's not a lot going on in my world this week.. the same old same old... 

I did get a notification about my blurb.com book being shipped... I will post some photos of it when it gets here... 

That's all I've got this morning.



Sunday, September 09, 2012

What am I doing?

What am I doing?  Well, right now the usual.. sitting on the sofa finishing up my coffee.

Yesterday I turned into sort of a recluse.  I subbed the cycle class and then I came home and finished up season four of True Blood on DVD and made more art (sort of).  I was planning on going to the Nepo House 5k (don't run) walk but I decided to be a recluse.  Oh well... that's what you get when you don't really like hanging out with people... excuses excuses excuses... oh well, it's too late now.

This afternoon I have a big brother clothing party... I will have enough social interaction there I think... 

The party does interfere with Seahawks football but I will survive.

I don't know anything else.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Hello Friday.

Although it's been a four day week it sure has been long...  I am ready for the weekend again.

Here is what I have to report:

I got a lot of compliments on my outfit yesterday - that was nice.

I have a bit of a headache.

The Foo Fighters played the DNC.  That's cool... who did the RNC have??? (they are dumb).

President Obama may have not given the best speech ever, but it did get me to donate to his campaign.

I will still love my Republican friends although I can't understand why some of them think the way they do.

I ate sugar yesterday and have to get back on the wagon.

This weekend I am considering going to an art 5k walk AND I'm going to a Big Brother clothing party...

That is all I know.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Quick update...

yeah, you're probably wondering where I've been.

Well,  I've been drinking coffee and doing stuff.

Yesterday morning I started making an Instagram Book on Blurb.com... if you look to the right of this post you will see a banner for it...  If you don't know what Blurb is I will tell you... it's a self publishing website.  I have been wanting to use it for a while but never got around to it...  I had a chance to make a book from my instagram photos... if you have never heard about Instagram - it's an app for your phone in which you take photos in a square format and then use filters to make them pretty.... (I post my instagram photos every once in a while... they are square - that's how you know they are instagram..)...

Well I spent a good part of yesterday morning and last night putting the book together..  I will give you an update once I get the book back.

you can look at it here...



Okay, that's all I have this morning...

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Weekend Report

The one good thing that resulted from all that standing at the show at Bumbershoot was that I finally set up a work table in my living room and started working on some drawings...  it felt kind of good working on some art... I don't know what will come of it, but it's better than just sitting around doing nothing.

So... that's what I did yesterday.  Made some artwork and caught up on the first part of season 4 of True Blood....

Here are some photos I took of Skyward on Sunday...



















video

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Long Weeekend...

So - we're not even half way through the long weekend and I am already exhausted...

Yesterday I pulled a double shift at Skyward... it is a really good show.  I spent the last two hours in an area with works by a local artist Cathy McClure.  She has taken old mechanized toys deconstructed them, cast the parts in silver and then reassembled them to make this menagerie of animals that are semi-futuristic and enchanting...  (some people think they are creepy)... but I would totally keep one as a pet.  There is also a wheel in the area reminiscent of a Ferris Wheel which is illuminated with a strobe light... Here is a short youtube video where you can see the wheel in action... 



I will try to take some photos today so you can see it all together... it's pretty swell.

Last night I got home around 6:30...  I was totally wiped out...  I fell asleep on the sofa before 9pm..  I was even drooling on my sleeve when I woke up a bit past 9 and put myself to sleep...

Today I am thinking I will head off to Bumbershoot a bit early and wander around - then I'm back to Skyward from 2 - 5... if you're in the area come check the show out.

Tomorrow I think I shall work on artwork...  it's about time I started doing something else...