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Cleaning Psycho-ness

Occasionally I get this weird thing, where I feel like I should get rid of everything. It’s probably good, it’s like a mini minimalist kick and it’s usually localized (closets, drawers, objects, specific rooms). This time it was centered on my living room. I wasn’t feeling well and all I saw was a ton of crap all over my living room. That’s not all there was, there’s furniture too…but yeah, it was annoying me but I didn’t have any energy to do anything about it. So today, I finally felt human again and decided to tackle all of our random paper and documents and stuff that just sort of pile into a hideous mess of crap that we don’t need. The smart thing to do would be to scan and shred, but I don’t have a shredder, so I just re-organized everything important and trashed everything that we didn’t need.
That one magazine box I made in 2010…it’s gone now. I still have magazines in a cardboard box (the one I used to put gloves and hats in, I should move them into a drawer instead of my laundry basket…which I use for clothes because we have a very small dresser that’s very hard to share and it’s storing out of season clothes right now) but the quantity of magazines is half of what it was, and it’s only ones that are interesting. ^.^

Magazine Box

I also went through all of our files in my (one) file box and organized them, labeled the last two year’s folders of tax documents and put all of the ones for this year, so far, in a manilla envelope (I really need to get another file box thing one of these days), I cleaned out both night stand drawers (one is holding our tv and one is in our bedroom) and all the random papers that were just around. Everything now is squished in it’s folder, pictures are in a box, and the red side table that used to house the heavy magazine box is finally moved to the middle of the room, which Alex thinks adds a nice little bit of modern-ness to the room (which is awesome).

Table in the middle

In my dreams, I would have a modernly decorated home with a bohemian master bedroom. I think design wise this year, I’m going to be trying to incorporate those (now that I have a direction, ha!) as much as I can with what I have…and maybe this year, I’ll actually make it back to ikea. 😉

I also found a home for Darth Vader.

Darth Vader

Six and a Raider

Today is grey. Painting Six and a Raider from BSG in a grey ship just seemed appropriate. I’m now down to my last canvas and in dire need of better detail brushes. I spent a long time trying to get the cold metallic-y feel and lighting down and contrasting with Six’s cold-yet-hott-(and kinda confusing) demeanor. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
What I’ve learned about the Sixes from BSG is that they use everything to their advantage – they come off as cold towards humans (except maybe Baltar) but they care very very deeply and will do everything in their power to make the world right (as they see it).
Six and Raider

New Painting: Preview

My husband and I have been working through Battlestar Galactica, we’re currently on Season 4 and we love it. Last week we realized that instead of working on one oil painting in art class, we’ll probably end up working on two, so I was trying to figure out what to use my second canvass on, and it hit me. We’ve been wanting to do something BSG related in the office, so I came up with this.
I call it, Starbuck’s Destiny.

Starbuck's Destiny BSG Sketch

It’s great because it keeps with my night/dark scene concepts that I’ve been wanting to work on (apparently, people rarely do that, go figure) and is also something derived from something current…and honestly, I’m really proud of my adaptation of the Cylon Raider.