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_refugee_  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's A Properly Inked Linocut? (OC; Printed Bird Series)

I am working on something like that now!

_refugee_  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's A Properly Inked Linocut? (OC; Printed Bird Series)

In tag for some reason — Fourth grade — we had to do some kind of art project and I ended up picking scherenschnitte My mom likes to remind me occasionally that my teacher was very impressed by my paper cuttings.

That is honestly one of the reasons I chose to go back and dabble in collage in the past few years, and I can see through your comment how the same skills can apply to print carving as well.

I was never overly impressed with my own Scherenschnitte but I think that can just be how it goes sometimes. I honestly don’t overtly love this owl either — but couldn’t tell you what exactly I dislike or anything. This one — I don’t know, still just lacking a little something for me.

I had some trouble remembering which to carve and which should stay, in all honesty! It definitely can be hard to trick your brain to see in reverse like that and I tend to rely a lot on light boards and reference photos.

_refugee_  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nine years

Happy Hubday!

_refugee_  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 2, 2020

I love the purple in the sky.

_refugee_  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 2, 2020

I love running! I'm fully back into running at last, finally. You may remember I injured my knee and took some time off; then I had moving to do. Now I am back at it and 3 for 3 runs in the past few days. Some inside, some outside. The new apartment complex has a gym and even if it's only open M-F 9-5 because "COVID", damn it if I'm not going to get my use out of it. Every time I've used it I've been the only one there. It's been lovely -- as lovely as running on a treadmill can be. (When you compare the treadmill to >80% humidity and highs in the 90s, yes, I accept it.)

I planted a little 9-pot herb garden when I moved in -- that's all of about 2 weeks ago -- and every plant has sprouted. It is very pleasant.

This is a very positive update, or it reads like one. I'm not always so positive about life -- COVID, and all that -- but I am doing my best right now to use the move to Richmond to help get closer to the person whom I want to be. I also finally told off Florida-Army guy for being a waste of my time, because really -- he is. I have no need to keep up daily flirtations with a guy who lives 13 hours from me and is never going to live closer. I became irritated when, after I began ignoring him, he basically upped the attention fest. How do you say, "I miss you" to someone you've met once?

I am going to find some right person to date here in Virginia -- but I'm going to take my time. Right now, I need to take my time to ground myself in the habits I want to live. So OKC is disabled again for now (after one first date). That's okay. I don't think COVID is a great time to gallivant around and meet strangers anyway. Even if you take all your dates outside -- no one's wearing masks for patio seating, and all that.

I'm going back home this weekend for probably 24-36 hours. Clean the last of my crap out of my apartment, tolerate my idiot sister for a little while (she managed to get drunk, start a wrestling match, bite her opponent's ear, and walk away with torn ligaments in her shoulder which have basically put her out of work -- I think I can call her 'idiot'), enjoy limited time with my parents and then jet back in time to maybe enjoy some of the long weekend as well. Maybe.

I certainly hope so. I haven't spend a weekend exploring Virginia yet -- my first weekend was busy with my parents and setting up the apartment, my second weekend was busy netflix and chlling and then essentially-dumping the downstreet neighbor -- I need to actually, like -- go out!! Into Richmond! The cemeteries and the parks! The monuments and the places where monuments used to be! And so on.

Pensively yours!