Art, Groceries, Badness
The wife split for meetings and I got up shortly afterward, made some coffee and listened to a couple podcasts while I started working on the two collage pieces in the kitchen. I got a few more pieces/layers added into each, then left them to dry while I got a couple things ready for the post office and checked e-mail in the Office.
I ran my errands and then made my way back to the house, layered more crap into the two pieces, then watched some random television until the wife got home from her meetings and we headed out for a late lunch. That took longer than it really should've because the service at most restaurants lately seems to be in their ass, so when we finally made it to the grocery store to do our shopping it was pushing towards 3:00 in the afternoon. The store was ridiculously packed because we're supposed to have snow for the next couple of days and everyone thinks that this is a sign of the apocalypse or something.
Bizarrely, the shopping itself wasn't so bad, it was the bottleneck at the registers that kept us there even longer, so once we got home, got things put away and settled down to relax it was after 4:30 in the damned afternoon. I was kinda stunned, as I hadn't realized how long we'd been in the store until that point. I fiddled with the art a bit more, then left it drying and watched a few odds and ends off the TiVo while the wife took a short little nap.
We spent our evening wrapping up the first season of Breaking Bad, which moves toward darker territory in the latter half of the season. Really good stuff, I'm really happy to finally be checking these out. I guess we'll be moving on to season 2 later in the week, once we're snowbound from tonight's weather.
Above are the two pieces I'm fiddling around with, I still dunno what they're going to ultimately be, but I'm enjoying the way they're shaping up, especially the one with the orange background, seeing how it looks almost made me toss the first attempt altogether, but I've decided to stick it out to the bitter end with both of them. I do think that the first one (yellow) has more of a chance of achieving the weathered billboard look I originally envisioned, but the second (orange) looks...smoother, if that's the right word, more assured in the placement of the images and offers more of a slick look. I finally got the method of covering more area down to a quasi-science with this one, but it's all still a giant experiment that may end with me burning the room and starting over.
Tomorrow we have the Maid and the Yorkie is to go to the Groomer, both situations complicated by the snow that's currently coming down outside, so who knows if all that will be scrapped, as our little town kinda shuts down at the first hint of snow.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Yorkie, Illness, Lunch, Shopping, Groceries, Art, Television, TiVo, Breaking Bad