Here is my week long daily doodle page from our first week down here. i managed to fit this in during unpacking and reorganizing breaks.
We are slowly getting things more settled and my temporary studio in the garage is looking much more organized. During the move, I had been taking a Lilla Rogers class for artists looking to fine tune their skills and build a portfolio for illustration.
It was tough moving and working on assignments for the class, which ended this week. I never took one of these classes before and I didn’t know what to expect or what was expected of the students. I liked how the class was formatted and I learned a lot.
The portfolio building assignment was based on illustrating a song by Lizzo called “Truth Hurts.” One part of her lyrics refer to Lizzo going to her hair stylist to getting a man washed out of her hair which made me think of “South Pacific” and the scene where the nurse wants to wash “that man right out of her hair.” That stuck out in my head so here’s my illustration, done entirely in Procreate on my iPad because my art supplies were packed….
Well we survived the drive South to Florida. It was an exhausting adventure. The packing was the worst. Right now I am sitting in our garage as a temp studio. I still have a lot of unpacking to do and I am not sure if I want to unpack and just move it all later when the studio is ready, or just leave it in boxes.
The boxes annoy me.
Plus I need my books….especially my cookbooks since the holidays are coming.
Mack is on the carpet near me. Chloe is snoring in the chair with my father-in-law, in the living room. Our house is smaller than the one on Long Island but I don’t mind that at all. I set up the kitchen for living and cooking instead of snow bird mode. The lanai is now an outdoor living space instead of just a dining area.
I actually don’t mind the garage being my studio when the door is open. There’s nothing across the road except two undeveloped lots. Occasionally there are critters that visit, mostly of the lizard persuasion. There’s a turtle that comes around to graze on the lawn and tropical birds. Once in a while we hear riff riff raccoons knocking over trash cans or squabbling in one of the lots across the road.
Catching up, here are the past 3 weeks of daily “‘toons” I have done but didn’t post yet…..
Inktober ends today! And there was joy in Mudville.
Here is today’s Little Witch & friends plus all the ones from 10/22 to yesterday.
I followed the prompts this year and using them gave me ideas that I would not have thought of on my own. It gave me ideas for introducing new characters. I’ll have to use prompt generators more often.
This weekend I’ll be closing the studio to pack. John and I are moving to Florida. It’s a bittersweet move and one that was caused by a job reduction for John. It wasn’t planned but we sensed it was coming and prepared. We’ll miss some things here, but we are looking forward to new adventures. At least we had one more October here before we moved.
Here is my daily one-box-per-day spread for Inktober Week 3.
This is a daily ritual I do anyway but this month I decided to take more time embellishing the borders. I usually spend Sunday evenings drawing the borders and I find it quite relaxing. This way the page is ready for the first entry on Sunday morning.