Well I had another busy weekend with hardly a moment to relax. I worked all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday (I usually only work Tuesday through Friday since I teach classes most evenings it's about full time in 4 days... plus sometimes I end up working weekend days.) Saturday and Monday was spent with Mat and his dad, Xelle, putting a ceiling in my studio! This was desperately needed for two reasons: heat and poo. We've been in such a heat wave that the AC window unit in the studio was pretty much useless. It was like trying to air condition a tent. It was HOT in here. If I had work I could bring in the house, I did to get out of the unbearable heat. I really needed insulation in the ceiling which is apparently where 70 - 80% of the cool air escapes. And the second reason.... poo. There were rats in the ceiling. I never saw any, but when we moved in we had to vacuum up plenty of poo. And as time went on I would notice little pellets of poo that had dropped on my tables and stuff. Of course I couldn't just poison the poor little guys trying to make a living, just like me, so I just waited until we put a ceiling up. Now I shouldn't have to worry about heat or poo! Thanks Mat and Xelle!!!!
I will be painting the ceiling white at some point hopefully in the near future.
Here is Xelle working on the electric stuff for my track lighting.
That's right... I said TRACK LIGHTING!
Walls will happen eventually, too, but I can't work Mat and Xelle too hard too often.
So what did I do Sunday? Ugh I worked in Destin doing portraits. Well, trying to anyway. I have been watching a kiosk for Deano, a great characature artist, several times over the past few months. I have been setting up to do "normal" portraits to try to make some money. Many people come up, wanting a characature and I tell them, "Well, I'm a guest artist and I do a more realistic portrait." I show them a couple examples most just make a face and then say, "Oh... I wanted the funny one" and then walk off. Yesterday I worked a 9 hour shift, and drove an hour and a half there and an hour and a half back. I hardly made any money and wasted an entire Sunday. Boo!
Here is one of the few portraits I drew that day: