Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We didn't see a bear today, but took another of these l o n g hikes which make us mighty sleepy hours before the sun goes down. good thing I got out last summer's crockpot and put a pot roast in it this morning. Molly came upon an elk calf in the aspen but we were able to call her off the chase.

I've been reading Elia Kazan's autobiography off and on the last few days. It seems pretty nervy to write a 900+ page autobiography, but he seems like a pretty nervy guy. When I first started it I thought it was going to be the best autobiography I'd ever read.

In between I'm reading from an incredibly tall stack of British mystery novels which Jayne Pilling left for me. She's got great taste in books, but I forgot one thing about Jayne-- she can read a novel in two hours. So I haven't put much of a dent in the books yet.

Tomorrow we're going to pick up that computer card so I can post photos. I found out it's inside a secret Fed Ex location across from the fire station, with a magnetic key underneath the tan box.

It's hard working with color on this laptop because there's so much light in the house. I really should be drawing in the closet!


Namowal said...

I know what you mean about those laptops in bright light. Get too close to a window and your expensive toy becomes a crude mirror with a pen tethered to it.
Someone should invent a sun visor for those things.
I like the bear. Ever thought of making a bear character?

Linda said...

This bear is very charming! The color is such a surprise. The yello line! The PINK!!

When you get your card, will you take a photo of the stack of British mysteries that Jayne left for you?

stray g said...

I like the drawing, too.

Sally said...

Namowal, this one definitely needs a visor. I did have a bear character in that Toons X 9 episode. Glad you guys liked him. You know, with Painter X, I look at the example illos and wonder how did they ever do something so complex. I can't figure out how you get the lovely sparkle in your latest either.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Sally.
I think the sparkle you're talking about may be in the photo of asphalt that I used for the background. If you mean the texture of the "paint," it's from lowering the grain parameter (on any brush that has that parameter.) You can get all sorts of crazy results from playing with the settings.