Monday, 1 September 2014
This quote by Eleanor Roosevelt to "Do one thing everyday that scares you", was in a short film by Casey Neistat- Make It Count that i'd watched. It did make me think i should achieve more, get off the track occasionally, do something different. It's been a funny old year after the crazy one the year before it and i'm in another process of re-evaluation, what exactly do i want?... Or rather, how much less do i want?!
I feel like i'm at that point where the life we're living and the life we want to be living are maybe at their furthest points from each other. A few changes need to be made, but everything seems so much. I watch things, read things, but then still feel paralysed to do anything… what can i do?… what should i do? I'm active, i'm moving, but i still feel frozen… paralysed. Does anyone else feel like this?
And yes, everyday when i wake up i do feel a little bit of fear. I'm ill equipped for this world we live in. I don't seem to 'get' how it all works.
...How does it all work?
Posted by Scott Garrett at 06:30
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Posted by Scott Garrett at 11:57
Saturday, 30 August 2014
|This was last Monday's cartoon, |
hopefully i'll have a new one ready on Monday
I've been away for a the week catching up with the rest of my family and having a good time. Normal service will now be resumed. Recently, several other bloggers have mentioned a drop in the amount of blogging going on. People are dropping off, photo updates on Facebook along with video posts on youtube/facebook. I'm missing the personal insights to the works being created, along with a bit of humour, friendship and the craziness of everyone's everyday lives.
I've been trying to step it up recently and make more regular posts, in a way it makes it easier because you don't feel each post has to be overly significant or of great interest, you can just feed things in that are happening or you are watching, looking at, or listening too. It's not always for everyone, but hopefully someone will get something from it… mostly me!
It was nice, having been away, to come back and actually have a whole backlog of other's blogs to catch up on. A personal magazine of all the kinds of things i'm interested in, better than anything available off the shelf. I'm not really sure why blogging seems to be dying out, it takes a bit of time and has no real commercial reward (Oh, that's why!), but it has it's own rewards. If you don't have a blog, but check in on some fairly regularly, why don't you start one? You can always give up… you won't be alone! ; )
Posted by Scott Garrett at 06:35
Friday, 22 August 2014
Here's something to ease you into the weekend. I'm really loving this Doug Paisley album - Strong Feelings. Here's a sampler from my favourite track- What's Up Is Down. It's got Garth Hudson and Mary Margaret O'Hara on it (It's a Canadian thing). It couldn't go wrong! Beautiful.
I strongly recommend picking up a copy!
I strongly recommend picking up a copy!
Posted by Scott Garrett at 11:23
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Anyway, it stretched brilliantly and it now hangs down the front and back ... And I can see through it. I sprayed the mask gold first, then painted it, there are nice touches where the paint has missed bits and the gold comes through (though you can't see them in this photo). I glued two old cedar moth balls in to the eye holes to make proper eyes. Then the whole thing got 2 coats of varnish.The painted mask will be fixed on the headdress and then I need some extra fur trim , maybe some chain too or bones etc, just to up the freaky nature of it. Then what? Nothing. No reason. Just because I wanted to. Just the pleasure of making something. Should be clay, but it isn't. I just have to deal with that right now. It feels beyond my control. Can't keep stressing about it.
Posted by Scott Garrett at 04:54
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
I saw the film of Casey Neistat and his son a while back and really enjoyed it (although it made me not want my boys to grow up even more!). The studio film i saw on Lloyd's blog, a great source of all things interesting. Now that's a studio i could get comfortable in. Oh to have a space like that! Yeah, he's a control freak and just a bit ocd, but i like that (probably because i'm not!). Anything where you can feel the power of an individual, a human force. Hope you like them too.
Posted by Scott Garrett at 03:41