Monday, February 13, 2006

A week off

My birthday "vacation" starts today. Usually I take one or two days off for my birthday. I've been doing it for as long as I've been working. This year, however, I'm taking the entire week off. Why? Because I'm not getting any younger. That and I can. And because I have an art project idea that I've had for several years that has been encouraged by the kind words regarding my "cut paper" style IF postings.

Yesterday I was pouring through a huge book of the Complete Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I've made a list of several tales that I feel that I can rewrite and illustrate. Being me I'm trying to aim for the darker tales. Also, being me, I know that I need to focus on the shorter tales for this first one. There are surprisingly few short, dark tales to choose from. Some start off okay, but go stupid by the end.

So the goal that I want to reach by the end of the week is to have chosen a story, rewritten it if need be, and illustrate the first page. All around everything else that I need to do this week: emissions test, vehicle registration, picking up kids, dropping off kids, laundry, dishes, feed the kids, birthday, relax a bit, etc. I'm also going to have to fight my natural tendency to drift onto a night-owl schedule. It's already begun. I was up until after 1 a.m. fiddling with my computer.

So that's what's happening with me.


Derek Knight said...


you want I should just write you up a custom (dark) fairy tale? It might be easier.

Collin said...

Okay, sure. If you have the time.

Conqueress said...

Happy Birthday!

Trashman said...

Did you forget something???? ;)

Collin said...

Conqueress: Thanks!

Trashman: Um... Zombie pimp and hos?

ValGalArt said...

i hope you might let us see a little when you can?

Collin said...

valgalart: I plan to. It's already Wednesday though and I still haven't moved beyond my initial search for a fairy tale.

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."