12/17/2005: "What happens in Nebraska stays in Nebraska"
Yes, i removed some of what I posted earlier cuz I'm going to focus on being more positive in the coming year...starting right now! (yah right!)
I'm beginning to think I mis-calculated my packing. Contents of my suitcase for a 2 week vacation:
Six oil brushes
8 gessoed panels
Transparent Red Iorn Oxide
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Bottle of walnut oil
bottle of walnut oil alkyd
1 large paper painting pallet
folding tabletop easle
2 pairs pants
4 pairs (of socks and undies each)
toothbrush and toothpaste
I've set up a little mini-studio and I've already sketched out some compositions, though it's amazing how much I rely on PhotoShop, I'm only noticing it now that I don't have access to it (I actually have to *draw*, as in, with a pencil!
It's a bummer though that I forgot my digital camera because I won't be able to post any works-in-progress until next year...anything I paint in Nebraska stays in Nebraska too, primarily because I didn't bring any Liquin with me and there's no way anything I start now will dry enough for me to pack before I leave.
Also a bummer is that Nebraska's college women's volleyball team that has been rated #1 all year just lost 3 straight games to lose the national championship to the University of Washington.