I am back in the saddle. Ready to go. Its the first day of fall....at least for me as our lives have changed back from a table for What a week from dropping both Kitty and Alex off, to Kitty's robbery, with the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania (airport), Nevada and Utah. I saw a lot. Experienced a ton, and now am happy to settle back in to work away. Alex has me charged with fixing up his 4ormat.com site (nice, plain vanilla wrappers on simple/effective portfolio sites). I also need to track down a book and get our old fashioned, film cameras prepped and sent as he is taking a film photography course this semester. I think he is going to love it. I am, as an aside, thrilled we are in the era of digital cameras as the film thing was too expensive and too technical. It is fun having my brand spanking new fabulous Canon EOS-M ( a mirrorless, small SLR camera that I got on an amazing special thanks to the prompting of my perfect husband, Mr. Wonderful). I get sharpness I never, ever got with the point and shoots. Love not having to reconstruct my images in Photoshop...and love love love now shooting in raw format. Much more control, quicker to fix and bad ass to say; "well, you don't shoot raw?". What with my soon to be David Lynch haircut and a real camera, I might be looking like a creative too! Imagine!
Kitty is busy getting into the swing of being back at school without credentials and phone...but hopefully with this week, she have phone in hand and a passport. What a unfun thing she had to go through.
I am still thinking and sketching around My America and am so excited about Kachina Dolls thanks to Val Taylor and our brief chat about his time in Arizona, his imminent illustration project, the cliff dwelling people and his thinking around that. So, I am googling away on that to see what surfaces that can be shoved into my America....as I love Hopi art and a marriage with the pattern brushes might make for something interesting.
The holiday card for my client goes out today for its second go round. I hope there is something there. If not, bring it on...be can go on and on on this one.