Nothing exciting to write about today. I just did laundry, answer emails, and a few other to-do’s. I drew and colored this random character a few minutes ago just to say I did something artsy fartsy
I finally finished a logo design for a friend after 3.5 months. I kept getting busy or sidetracked with other projects and she let me know she needed it sooner, rather than later, so I did the final touches today and knocked it out. This is only a portion of the design. I’m going to wait till she reveals it before I show off the whole thing.
I submitted this mockup for an artist call in Palo Alto for a temporary mural to be installed on a construction site fence. I did a site visit a couple weeks ago and even though the construction hadn’t started, and there was no fence, I knew I wanted to make something fun, eye catching and somewhat functional and informative. I didn’t come up with anything till I was hiking at Alum Rock Park a few days ago and thought of the arrows. If my design gets selected (there will be a total of 8 artists) I’ll give the design another overhaul to give it more of my flavor and make sure the directions and locations are accurate, depending on which street they assign me. The final image will be printed on vinyl then placed on plywood that will sit on barricade stands to make a fence. Wish me luck!
It’s a few hours late but I drew another Beaster Dummy. I drew the first one in 2014 then must have skipped a few years til I drew him again in 2019 & 2020 making this 3 years in a row.
No real artsy-fartsy business today except for a site visit for a possible artsy-fartsy thing in the future.
Another busy day working on my map mural. I taped the long printouts that I pounced yesterday into a couple larger, and slightly easier to manage, sheets. I then packed them in the car, along with other gear and paint, and drove them to the Casitas site where we’re painting the playground murals on the ground. Carman and Emily both helped me line up the two extra large sheets, weigh them down so they wouldn’t fly away, chalk the perimeter of the map and paint the base layer. I was so busy I didn’t take pictures of the process. Tomorrow, with a little help, we’ll set the stencil again, chalk the whole thing and hopefully start to paint the states in color.
I burned the midnight oil getting this done. Later, I gotta figure out how I’m gonna transfer the image on to the asphalt to start painting. As of right now I’m planning on a large print then pouncing holes in it to make a stencil. For now I’m gonna take a nap.
I had a late start again tonight and only vectorized 7 states. Earlier today I picked the 5 different color paints I’ll be using and made a color mock up.
It’s got nothing to do with them ending their mask mandate early. Instead it’s fitting the name into the shape of the state, and making it look good. As you can see in the previous sketches below, it’s already gone through a couple revisions. I’m not 100% in love with the current version so it might get changed again before I’m done.
I vectorized a few more states today. Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico & North Dakota are done.
I’m finally getting around to vectorizing & finalizing my US map design. Afterwards I’ll need to figure out the best way to transfer the design to asphalt to paint into a playground as well as making prints to sell.
The weather has been cold & rainy since I got back from my trip on Wednesday. I’m so close to being done with Grant County Park.
I didn’t really do shit today besides catch up on sleep and watch movies. The coolest thing was installing the bidet I ordered and regaining that clean butt feeling I’ve been missing since I came home from Hawaii. Besides that, here’s another self portrait.
Tonight’s my last night in Oahu. Wednesday afternoon I fly back home. It’s been a blast hanging out in Hawaii for 3 weeks and look forward to coming back for more.
This morning I paid off the remaining balance from my car loan from my phone while sitting the toilet with a bidet on it. Technology FTW!
We hiked the Koko Crater Railway this morning. It’s only about 1 mile long but it’s 1000 ft of elevation. It’s one hell of a workout but the views at the top of the island and the ocean are totally worth it.
We watched the WandaVision series finale tonight. What did you guys think? It’s been Frankfurter all along!
I used a bidet for the first time last week and I’ve seen the light. Once I get back home I’m buying one for my toilet. Gotta keep that booty hole clean!
We’ve been watching “What We Do In The Shadows’’ the TV series the past few days and it’s just as funny as the movie. The most recent episode we watched had the cast from the movie plus other famous tv & movie vampires.
We got up up early Friday morning for another sunrise hike. This time at Diamond Head State Monument on the southernmost coast of Oahu. Afterwards we spent the day driving around the island and stopping at different places to eat food.