Essie and I have spent all weekend redecorating our living room in 40 degree, humid as a she-beast's cleft weather.
I needed to move the energy. It was getting stuck and causing clutter, stifling my creativity and amplifying my anxiety.
The only thing I actually went to school for is decorating and I've only ever used it for myself but it's one of my favorite things. I actually kind of love (love-hate) it when my house gets so insanely energetically blocked that I need to destroy the whole thing and remake it. After it's done I feel so calm and accomplished.
I feel like we finally have clearly defined spaces and I am especially excited to start working at my desk. So far it's only been used as a place to pile bills and store junk and perform rituals.
I enjoy that Essie is already using it to help her express her creativity.
Just realized I started my professional career on this date, on a Friday the 13th, 1979 at RPM Promotions.
You worked on a drafting table, prepared mechanical art using x-acto knifes, melted wax, spray adhesive, rubber cement, Bestine thinner, steel rulers, non-repro blue pencils, Pantone markers, tracing paper, smooth bore illustration board, Mayfair cover stock, type setting galley proofs and a lot of long hours counting characters, using a proportion scale, spending time in a darkroom making B&W photostats, producing halftone illustrations and constantly thumbing through your copy of Pocket Pal for that one clue that will help you with that one tricky production piece.
What a ride... Photo is from August, 1979, taken while sitting in the boss' chair. And yes, I was a long afro-haired sorta hip dude with polarized shades and cheesy 'stache.
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My dad I bought this beast of a drafting table for $30 at a goodwill before I moved to Las Vegas to teach more than 15 years ago, and it’s been to Savannah, back to Utah, and now to Portland, and it’s the only thing that has been with me wherever i’ve gone. After being in storage for more than two years, it’s finally up and running again with a new saddle chair thanks to @elyjenna. let’s do some f$&@in’ WORK. #artstudio#draftingtable#wip#studioshot#trusttheprocess
My parents came for a visit last week and brought my grandfather’s drafting table 💛(he was a machinist in Chicago for over 30 years.) It needs a little TLC but I’m so grateful to have a place for it after all these years. I’m not 100% sure of the dates (40s-50s?)but I’ve spent a little time researching Hamilton drafting tables and found this similar one in a catalog from 1941. 💛
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Meu estudiozinho! ✍🏻
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I haven’t been sketching or drawing as much as I’d like to... mainly because I’ve been preoccupied with some other life priorities, but here it is, my creative corner!
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