In reverse chronological order.
I appear in Warren Ellis’s rollcall type “Friday Telescreen 2009″, purely by following his website, and emailing him a self portrait of myself (to be found on the forth row, center column) when he demanded such from his loyal followers. Ellis supplies me with strange, beautiful, and disturbing news and art, things with an eye always on the future- the things that are always coming. In the self-port I sent Warren, I am working on this sketch-
It’s an illustration for a friend’s mother, who wanted to buy copies of some of the science poems I performed recently. The tracing paper I purchased late this past summer has been used regularly, as I am doing different elements in different colors, overlaid and then snuck underneath the text. We’ll see how it looks. I don’t do a lot of drawing per se– I think of it a little the same way I think of my singing- I have some skill, but it is definitely not something I think of as being “talented” at.
Next is this photograph of Eighth Street downtown Minneapolis. Of the three places I’m frequenting most these days, two of them are downtown- the Central Library, where I’m picking up reserved books, and National Camera, since Target has more than proved their desire to make my photographs look like crud. This photograph is specifically for a boy in California who is a little sweet on me, and does a good deal of street photography. Only a few of the images I shot from the hip actually turned out- apparently my hip is exactly butt height for most people, and I do not excel at crotch shots. Unfortunately, National Camera’s higher quality does not come without a higher cost as well, and now I’m hardly making anything off of the photos I’m selling on Etsy, especially for the amount of work I’m putting into them. Le Sigh.
That brings us to this next image. This little pipecleaner beast accompanied a test print of the first poem I illustrated for Charlie’s mom. I’m a little stressed about how much time I’m spending on each of these projects- if I only sell one copy of each, I’m putting a whole lot of time into very little money. But the little pipe cleaner beast is adorable, and it’s kind of neat to see my writing put together so nicely.
This is the last Sponsor-a-Roll-of-Film I’ve sent out, two for my friend Jenny Rose, as I couldn’t decide, and she was the first to sponsor a mystery roll. She’s very happy with them, so I’m very happy with them.
This is my friend Dax’s puppetting set-up, from when he performed at the Bedlam this past week. I’m probably going to get this image up onto Etsy, soon. It’s the kind of thing *I’d* like a print of.
Finally, this is one of the sketches from the illustration of my mitochondria poem. It’s a pretty decent sketch, though, in the print it came out a little green. Edit edit…
Writing has not been going much of anywhere, and I’m a bit chagrined not to have any new poems to bring to slam for Semi-Finals next week at Kieran’s. I have this strange desire to be writing fiction, which is also embarrassing, given I worked on NaNoWriMo for all of one day before wandering off to do other things.
On the other hand, finding and keeping work is well on its way. Hopefully I can keep new gigs going, and get something fulltime, so I’m not stuck at home for days between gigs, not able to pay for more than a couple days’ transit fare. Cross your fingers, friends.