Sunday, October 25, 2009
Today's biggest ordeal was the mystery of my lost Phone. In truth, it was lodged in a crack under the passenger seat, stuck on silent, (or "sounds off activated" as Verizon insists) the whole time. Convinced that it had been lost at a rest stop two-hundred miles back, I deactivated the phone. Then, as I was filing an insurance claim to get a new phone, (that would arrive as soon as Tuesday) my always amazing mom found the phone. Of course it was in a place that I had thoroughly checked.
Other events of note:
Avoiding the President George Bush Turnpike for entirely political reasons. (also it was a toll road)
Reading Al Franken's Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) while on the road.
Starting Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss not long after that.
Letting the GPS take us to the middle of nowhere because it's a shorter distance if we don't use the interstate.
That leading us to Pecos, TX on high school football night.
That leading us to seeing a 16 year-old screw up while filling her SUV up and spilling a gallon of gas everywhere. I thought she was going to set everything on fire.
Seeing this guy's picture in our first hotel room back in Arizona.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
It took a while for the back right bumper to fall off and scrape the off ramp's gravel. We duct taped it up as best as we could. A kind man at the Pilot station fixed our lights and pointed us to a garage that might be able to fix our leaking coolant and catch what he missed.
So that's where we sat, in a New Mexican garage, Dallas still a far off dream.
Tonight we'll sleep in Midland, TX. Tomorrow Dallas will be mine.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I've been given some big opportunities in Dallas that I have to take advantage of. Please, don't think that I'm giving up on the dream by leaving Hollywood behind. Truth is, I stopped dreaming of Hollywood a long time ago. Maybe what I'm looking for is in Dallas. We'll see.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
More text corrections coming today. Less capital letters and a comma as prescribed. Some outside sources recommended dropping the painting and moving the text so we have examples of those ready. I also corrected the aspect ratio and added the soprano and alto parts at the bottom of the poster. Might not notice right away but I did a lot of work on the harp adding detail and flourishes. Be sure to click on the images to see higher resolution versions.
Tomorrow I’ll post some close up details at the 300dpi resolution I’m working at. The poster is being prepared at 10” by 15” but can be scaled up as far as 20” by 30” without much loss of detail.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
My computer is crawling trying to edit this thing. I’m going to work on components and add them too it instead of working on the whole thing at once from now on. Expect subtle changes like a cleaned up skull, harp, and smoke soon.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ah, but I am working on a side project. I've been commissioned (not that I'm getting paid) to create a poster based on this postcard by C. Ryan. The process is long so I'll be blogging my progress instead of just showing the end results. Here's day one:
I don't have to say that this isn't done, but I want to stress it. The end result will be magnificent. This is barely anything.