The end of last week was quite a marathon - loads of work completed, and I also managed to clean the studio windows - quite an achievement, 3 floors up. My hand steamer has a long hose attachment - it proved so popular that most of the people at work want to borrow it.
Loads of my work will be at the Las Vegas licensing Expo next week, quite a big deal - my client has lots of new products and there will be a lot of design work from myself on show - hopefully it all goes well. I've also finished artworking the exterior graphics for a big store in Portsmouth for one of the main chains - they have gone down a route that personally , I don't think works - but it's an experiment for them - and they need to try it out. Next week I actually have a couple of 'free' jobs - I'm developing the publicity material for a big charity auction in aid of the people who lost everything in last weeks big fire, and something for an academic institution that I'm doing as a challenge - it 's going to be 'interesting' - but I need stretching.
Yesterday I bought a couple of really great 1940's wooden chairs from a junk shop for £20, they need hardly any cleaning up - much better than anything I already have. I was another staggeringly hot day - in the evening I went to the degree show for the course I used to run but didn't get to see any of the work - too busy talking to people I hardly ever see - I don't socialise much now so it was a bit 'full on'. I have mild prosopagnosia - face blindness, if I don't see people regularly or meet them out of context - I don't always know who they are - it can be really awkward. I used to work with a girl who had very long, straight hair - I know her really well - and I also know a girl who has a greyhound and wears her hair tied up and wears glasses, I see her at weekends. I got to know her quite well because I'd bump into her on the dog walk - it was a year before I worked out that they were the same person, only after managing to really offend her - and I still can't quite reconcile the two in my head.
On the way home, the moon - bright orange - hung over the sea and lit the whole of the old town - I watched it from the top of the hill - it was lovely.
I'm off to see The Eels at the De La War Pavillion on Thursday - and next weekend I'm very involved with the ISDN professional awards judging - also at the De La Warr, there will be quite a few delegates staying in Hastings and I'll be chaperoning - some are staying in the hotel apartment above my studio.
Despite being Saturday - I managed to be up at 5am, bit of very welcome light rain. Have a day to myself and I'm planning on wandering into town to look at that degree show. Cleaning the house from a mountain of dog hair - and just general sorting my life out. After 4 'dry' weeks - Little Mouse managed to piss in the dining room 6 times on Thursday in the space of 3 hours. I have no idea what that was all about.
I watched this earlier in the week - it was fantastic. There is a trailer here. Brilliant combination of hyper realistic drama, abstract images and real footage - seamless pulled together. Very moving.