Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring is coming!

Here comes it comes, I can feel it in the air. Crocuses are popping, the huge piles of ice-y snow almost gone. Soon the trees will have a pink tone to them, from the buds, then comes my favorite color, spring green. This is a good thing! And the art world seems to be awakening as well. I have a few projects brewing, but nothing I can show or discuss, due to the private nature of projects yet to be published. Was at the arraignment of the East Coast Rapist last week, that was an unusual experience for me in a different New Haven courtroom. Traffic court! There were two NY artists there. One was in a meditative state when I arrived, sitting on the ice cold cement steps, I guess composing herself before the onslaught of court. The other woman had a different style, loose and sketchy, oil pastels, mixed mediums. Interesting. The court officer that managed the courtroom we were in was very accommodating to us artists. A very nice surprise. The week previous I was at the Komisarjevsky Change of Venue hearing. He had certainly changed his look! Hair cut in a blunt pageboy, attitude bright and talkative. Looks like he beefed up over the years since I sketched him right after the murders. Very odd for a man on trial for a horrendous murder. He will be an entirely different story when I sketch him for the trial. Even though the evidence is piled against him, he seems hopeful. Oh how awful this is for the family. I can't imagine how they stay so composed.

Enough of court stuff. Shot a wedding recently. What a lot of work it was. Good learning experience. From shots to retouches to the album ($ ouch!) I learned a lot. Wedding was great fun too. My upcoming projects are very exciting. Only guessing that they will come to fruition. So many things are false starts. Maybe the prospect of spring is really getting to everyone, plus I feel the economy is beginning to rebound.

Have joined a gym, working out now, very sore! Will hopefully fall into a pattern of health and exercise with ( eek) bathing suit weather coming. Pic is of my gorgeous daughter, in NY with us on my birthday.

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