between the bars

barDrink up baby, stay up all night
With the things you could do
You won’t but you might
The potential you’ll be
That you’ll never see
The promises you’ll only make..

I love this song Elliott Smith is singing. Last night I was out and looking around a bit. You know that days, when you don’t really feel like talking, but are so hungry for pictures, just need to watch. I love watching people. Actually, I am generally rather a spectator kind of person than an actor.

So I was sitting at Vesterå café, they have this nice bottle exhibition at the bar. It was not so crowded as usually, much less chaotic. And I thinking how cool it would be  to paint something like a scene at a bar, with to ladies wearing those pretty shoes sitting there and talking.

And today it rains cats and dogs and the only outing I managed to do is a trip to the closest supermarket, just because of the threat of starvation and a seriously empty fridge. So I sat down to practice a bit with watercolours. I realised that it is irrational to spend many hours on something more complicated and decided to do a series of studies; smaller details, just to feel the light and shadow better and be more confident about my brush moves.

Working with colour makes me really happy. I guess, now it is the best way for me to sort my thoughts out and to just focus on something I find enjoyable. And it looks like, touch on wood, may be, one day, a can become a part-timer at my job and start spending more time painting and designing. It seems like something starts happening.

 

Summertime

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Once again. This time the living is easy, but not as much as when I was a student 🙂 However, these two-three weeks in July are probably the favourite time of the sociopathic part of me. No people, no calls, no emails. Almost everyone else is on vacation and I am just finishing my assignments, pack and go on the first of August.