Thursday, February 28, 2008

Finished!

I've got to give props to Zazzle for the quality of their prints. After finishing Victoria's poster, I sent it to them and got it back a few days later, impressed with how closely they matched the saturation and brightness of the digital painting. And the paper texture is great too.
Excited with this result, I started making another painting; this time for the yet-to-be-born Ignacio.
In other news, I watched Braveheart for the first time last night. It's easily one of the best movies I've ever seen and it left me with an intense urge to purchase a sword.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"The strange glory of ordinary things"

"But Jenkin seemed to be able to enjoy everything; even ugliness. I learned from him that we should attempt a total surrender to whatever atmosphere was offering itself at the moment; in a squalid town to seek out those very places where its squalor rose to grimness and almost grandeur, on a dismal day to find the most dismal and dripping wood, on a windy day to seek out the windiest ridge. There was no Betjemannic irony about it; only a serious, yet gleeful, determination to rub one's nose in the very quiddity of each thing, to rejoice in its being (so magnificently) what it was."

C.S Lewis in 'Surprised by Joy'.