A Physicist and Artist try to make it in Silicon Valley

A Physicist and Artist try to make it in Silicon Valley
In which a couple tries to thrive creatively and intellectually on and offline

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sketchbook Friday #30


This week's sketchbook Friday sketch is one I created last week. It is for my latest painting, which is on a small 8 x 10 canvas and is about half done now.

Sorry my posts have been so infrequent. Trying to get ready for my parents coming to visit next week.

I am meeting with the writers for the graphic novel tomorrow, which hopefully means that I can start on full-pages soon. This will be the first time I have met them in person. Everything we have done thus far has been through email, instant messaging, and skype. Hooray for technology!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sketchbook Friday #29

I went through a period of drawing Drag Queens, for awhile, and I have several of these pen and ink sketches.

This one is my favorite.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Book of the Week #24

My husband chose this week's book: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

In his words:

It is a fantastic book about a fascinating subject, but not for those looking for a quick read. It is written more like a scientific paper, but is well worth the effort.

I love it when my husband actually has time to read something!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sketchbook Friday #28


This week's sketchbook Friday is a page of ink washes created in my 2nd life drawing class, I think this was junior year of college.

My professor was obsessed with the angles and proportions of the human body, and although the class drove me nuts, I learned a lot about accuracy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book of the Week #23


Ok, so I know I've already picked one book on homesteading for the book of the week, but I've found one that is so much better. I just had to share it.

The Backyard Homestead covers everything in depth, with detailed illustrations, regional discrepancies, and practical plans. I actually bought this book after just paging through it, and have read it twice already. I can't wait to have a house and yard so I can get started on the projects detailed in this book.

Our fox masks were a huge hit at Halloween. People kept asking to get their picture taken with us, and asked me where I bought them! They couldn't believe that I had made the masks out of plastic bottles and duct tape. Here's a picture of my handsome hubby in his full costume. Enjoy!