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Return of the Pear



Today the pain came down enough that I was able to work on my Pear painting and apply the excellent critique I got from Colorix on WetCanvas.

I think the changes are some serious improvements.

Today is still a serious pain day. It's not as blotto as yesterday but I'm still not firing on all thrusters either. I'm catching up again. What I most need to catch up on is Nanowrimo, but I hope I'm feeling better a bit later on to get into it. I will try for a chapter tonight or at least a scene to start moving on it again.

What I feel like doing is something in oil pastels that isn't planned and isn't for something like a class and isn't anything but my doing some cool drawing off the top of my head. The classes are wonderful and I've been keeping up with them, but everything I've done for a while has been planned because it was for someone or for a class or something. It's been weeks since I just felt like art and flipped through my references to find something cool and just DID it, because there are so many challenges and prompts and things that I wanted to do and haven't done.

I skipped Nibblefest this month entirely. The 20th came and went in a pain haze regardless of a good topic (Christmas trees) that I could've had fun with. The upcoming Theme Week is "snowglobes" which could either be realism or something whimsical and quick.

I lost about half this month to sick days and that is a nightmare pressure. It hurts when I even think of picking up my Nanovel again, because I have fallen so far behind. It's harder to catch up than to get ahead and keep rolling on momentum, but I don't want this year to turn into another 2002 when I didn't finish my novel or even make the minimum count.

This is the last week. Doing it now would be "novel in a week" even though I'm close to the halfway point (chapter and a half). One good day would do wonders for it though.
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nerwengreen
Nov. 24th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
The pear does look a lot better now - much sharper.

For most people, the bane of Nanowrimo is the Internet. I'm beginning to think that yours is art. :p
robertsloan2
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
nah. the art is just something small that I can do if I have only a little energy. Forcing myself to work on something I'm that far behind on is a lot harder.
nerwengreen
Nov. 25th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Exactly! ;)
robertsloan2
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
It's going to be a lot easier tonight though, after doing a two chapter day.
the_mongrel
Nov. 24th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
That's a great looking pear! Yum :)
robertsloan2
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Thanks!
robertsloan2
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! still love your cat avatar
the_mongrel
Nov. 25th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! Good old Cowboy. He was my lil' buddy.
robertsloan2
Nov. 25th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
He looks so intelligent in the photo. What a cool cat. Sad to hear he's no longer with us. He must have been wonderful.
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