I'm so pumped about being able to do a journal/sketchbook flip soon, you have no idea. The last little bit of a sketchbook is always rushed and exciting because soon I will have a new book to play in and the anticipation is real.
If I continue at the 1-page-per-day painting/sketching that I've been doing this week, I should have this book filled in fifteen days. I'm probably going to switch to conté gesture drawings because they take up way less space and I can easily double my production that way, heh heh heh.
I am also guilty of tearing out pages that have been damaged at the factory or "ruined" by stencils in which I was using white ink so no pattern is left behind but a mess of ink was so what good does that do me, nothing. No good at all. Maybe I should just take apart some of the hoop art that I don't particularly like and stick them in.
Ooh, that sarcastic thought just got serious.
As for my slightly frankenstein voice over in the video, yeah, I need to work on my speaking skills and I also kind of wish I could get a new voice in general because mine sounds weird.
The next livestream is on Monday, September 19 at 1pm PST, usually. It's kind of an awkward time, I know, but when everyone is at work is the only time I have the house to myself. I'm a bajillion years (and dollars) away from having an art studio or a 2nd bedroom or anything like that, so this is the way it's going to be.
So come check it out and chat with me! It works best if you make a username for Twitch (so you can chat), but it's not required. Sometimes I wrap up at 4pm, but yesterday I did an entire 8x10 painting and my husband was late coming home because he was distracted by kittens and missed his bus (seriously), so we didn't part ways until 6pm PST.
If you want to know the upcoming livestream schedule, just follow that link and there should be some indication at the bottom of the page. Perhaps I will add a schedule to my sidebar! I usually only know a week in advance, and it frequently changes, because my day job doesn't know how to make a proper schedule. It's been... challenging to work with. I'm trying my best. But I will usually announce it on Facebook or Twitter as it happens so keep an eye out!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?