Thursday, 27 October 2005

Busy Wednesday

One of the maybe's became a YES. My godmother just won a big, lifetime achievement sized award. More details as I get them.

The other maybe's still a maybe. This one involves me. It's not a big deal, but it's a reward for all the hard work I think I've been putting in. Even if I don't get it, at least I know I will come closer next time.

Wednesday, despite it being my day off, was jam packed with events again. In the morning, I went to have the sleeves on a couple of jackets shortened, then to a fitness machine store to pick out an elliptical trainer with my parents since the treadmill downstairs generates more noise than a screaming elephant then to lunch with my parents at an unexpectedly nice onabe (お鍋)place. Lunch was quite nice. The food was very good, in fact. The three of us shared a meal for two, and it was still almost too much. It's Japanese-style onabe, and the material they use is really fresh, which makes a world of a difference. They even had kuzukiri (葛きり) in the end. I was very pleasantly surprised. I love kuzukiri.

I didn't get to sit through dessert because I had to rush over to the office to translate. One of our guys' work visa expired (company's fault), so he had to exit the country for a little bit. Being the fire extinguisher, I was called in to help until another guy can come in later. I didn't get dessert, but I also got out of getting a flu shot that my parents were going to make me receive. By the time I left the office for printmaking class it was already 17h00.

I took a taxi to the train station, but the taxi driver was trying to take the long route. I stopped him before he could and walked a little bit to the next station. I took the underground street that connected a few of the stations, and made some nice discoveries! Who knew there was a mini gallery in there? Currently on display are works from children, and I took pictures of some of my favorite ones. Most of them are done by third graders. Kids are amazing.

There are a few more at my .Mac webpage:

There wasn't any time to do anything before class started today. It took me a while to get going, but I was very happy with what I ended up printing. First, I cut up my paper board, which was hideous, but had some interesting textures, into shapes that I really didn't know what to do with. But art is magic. Somehow I figured out what to do with the pieces and tried some simple colors and techniques we learned today. Here are the two of the three prints that I made. I forgot to take a picture of the first one. I'll post it later. They're from the board I made previously. The prints from before are only in black and white. Look what interesting things can come out of hideous beginnings!

I'm not really good with abstract art, so whatever I do usually ends up looking like something. Ordinary? Maybe. But I like it. I like the second print best. They look like angels to me. I think that is what I may do for Christmas cards this year. Email me your address and I will send you one!

Here is a happy, but very tired me and the printing machine I've been working with the past couple of weeks.

My mother is having beef with my father again, and before all of it comes raining down on me again, I think it's time to put in some more overtime at work...

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