ECCC Looms

…and I am not as ready as I usually am.
On Thursday Emerald City Comicon kicks off.  For me it starts Wednesday.  I will be setting up the area I supervise and work in.  I have been doing this for 8 or 9 years now, I think.  I have lost track.  Either way, I am an “old hat” at it.  I am also not as ready as I usually am.  This is going to be an interesting year.
During this time I will probably not be doing any art.  I will be running around like a chicken that is missing its head.  I need to try to do some drawing though.  I want to get better at people and this is a great chance to see all kinds of people.  I will bring my sketchbook and what not with me in the hopes that I get something drawn.
I have a video scheduled for Thrusday.  So make sure you go to my Youtube Channel and watch it.  I will schedule a blog post about it as well.  A lot of scheduled content this week.  At least it will go out at a decent time of day and not at nine in the evening… or later.
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The other day I finished this adorable ink wash painting.  It is a take on memories, feelings, and “vibes” that the memories give us.  I have a few more planned.  I am looking for suggestions as well.  I am looking for mundane things that you did with your parent(s) or things you do with your kids.  Things like grocery shopping, reading, dancing, dinner time… those kinds of things.  Stuff that you did all the time, and were routine at the time, but when you think about them the make you nostalgic.
I have not scanned this yet.  I have been working on a silkscreen project that is being a bit labor intensive right now.  *eye roll* sometimes things are harder then they should be.  I probably did it to myself.

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Happy President’s Day

I just burnt my mouth on some Hot Apple Cider.  Ooooowwww.
That will teach me to start something and forget that the drink is still hot.
That is not what I am going to write about today.
Honestly I have no idea what to write about.  Monday blog posts are hard for me.  If I have been lazy over the weekend, then I have not much to write about.  If I was active, I forget that I need to write and then become stumped.
Today is a mixture of both.  I was lazy and I have not done much since Thursday (lots of reading!)  I did get my butt in gear yesterday and started something new.  I did a bunch of errands today AND started a silkscreen project!
I have been thinking about all the meaningful and mundane things that I did (most of us probably did) with our parents.  Trips to the grocery store, having a meal in a diner, fishing, swimming lessons, just going for a walk.  Maybe even the silly things like dressing in their cloths, stealing their cigarettes, and playing house.
Mostly I have thought about all the times I went to the grocery store.  I cannot even remember the mundane ones.  I remember the one where I vomited in the car as soon as we got home, chicken noodle soup all over the passenger side.  I remember the trip where one of us kids was riding the back of the cart and the other rammed it into the apple display.  I also remember the one where I got separated and lost.  One of my favorites is the time we went shopping and had to ride the bus. I had to help carry groceries and Mom asked me to itch her nose.
Despite those I know there were some that were actually good mundane trips.  Where we did not cause a problem for mom or have anything that made it memorable, but it is still worth cherishing.  Mundane events that, maybe, someone watching had a nice thought. These are the ones I want to try to capture because those are the special ones.  They have all the feelings because no-one thinks they are special.
I have a few ideas for camping “memories” and eating out.  I am always interested in suggestions to add to the list of things to paint or draw.
No drawing or illustration for today’s post.
I am also going to be busy this week.  I am trying out another new job.
Plus gearing up for Emerald City Comicon.  So close yet so far away.