I was planning to write about animation in different countries... but I realized that would take a ton of time.. and I had to go back and look for important dates... so ill save that for later... when there's more time
I really can't complain about my summer... but I suddenly had a dreadful feeling that I was no longer able to draw. I just sat in front of my canvas, all thought and no action... It was terrible, and I grew extremely restless at home.
Yesterday I tried sketching my little brother's project car (Nissan 300Z), its basically an old beat up but classic model that he's trying to fix anew. I sat in a bulldozer parked on our front lawn, since nowadays our house is pretty much always under construction. I hate feeling unsure about the lines I was making, so I left the drawing incomplete. That made me feel a bit devastated, since I was hoping for something more prolific. The bulldozer was fun though :)
I also finally read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, after discovering that the upcoming animated film was based on the original storybook. It's funny. I also revisited A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, I love his illustrations. That helped me feel more up and running.
Since I'm taking two English courses (AP Lit, Semester courses: Shakespeare and Passport) I got started on Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and On Writing by Stephen King. Jane Eyre is actually enjoyable, despite its intimidating length. Lol its probably because I already read a creepy picture book version of it and saw a film version of it (black and white). But back then I didn't know I was required to read it for AP lit... so whatever. On Writing is really interesting, its a lot of fun so far. I never read Stephen King's stories nor have I watched the famous novel-based horror films (except for Green Mile, everything else I'm way too scared to watch). I had an odd fear that his biopic would be like his stories--while it is sort of dark.. it's much more about him as an ordinary person (to my relief) and so far its inspiring.... so far. I empathize him on the rejection letters lol and the whole re-writing lesson
I came to the consensus that I had to reorganize my workspace in my "garage studio", which was driving me nuts because I couldn't find some of my sketch ideas. After that I finally started on a painting today. Hopefully my spasdomic phase of inaction has passed.
Later today a lovely senior thesis inspired me greatly, it's called Anchored, by Lindsey Olivares, who just graduated from Ringling (one of my top choices) I love her style, its so colorful and homely! Here's her blog: http://www.lindseyolivares.blogspot.com/ Her thesis is on the right hand side (I don't want to post it because the resolution here is just abominable)the song is called Happy Ending by Mika