Hey girls! It's Thursday!
Sorry; I had to. Hayley's probably going to fivewesomestab me for that.
Some of you asked about my blog. It's here. Just be warned: it's mostly just photos and emo poetry. And, since Lauren gave you guys her twitter, I might as well too.
So, I have a story for you! I'm painting a painting and, while it's not going to be anything worth looking at, I'm pretty excited about it. It's on Yupo, which is paper made of plastic. There's a layer of ink. Yesterday, I thought to myself, Hey, Sebastian, you should paint on top of that. This spurred the realization that, I have very little money, and therefore neither paint nor many of the things required to paint. So, I decided, I will make paint!
I decided on tempera mostly because of drying time. The entire painting is going to be black, so the obvious source of pigment was charcoal. It had recently rained, so all the wood was wet. Easily solved: I found an old coffee can, put some wood in it, doused it in turpentine, and dropped in a match.
There was quite a bit of black smoke. The label on the outside of the can not only melted, but caught fire. And then, well, then the grass caught on fire. Whoops. I put it out. But, uh, oops.
After that ordeal, I got some charcoal, ground it up, and mixed it with eggyolk. Ta-da! Paint! Not the best paint, mind you. I ruined a brush or two with it.
So that was the only really exciting thing that's happened to me since my last post: I, your humble narrator, set fire to my lawn.
I started The Fountainhead, and it's so good! She can say more with three words than I can with three paragraphs. I'm only on the second chapter, though, and I wonder at what point I'm going to want to strangle Ms. Rand.
Other than that, I'm really becoming addicted to Crusader Kings. This is probably not a good thing.
Alright, well, that's all I've really got to talk about.
- Paper. I love paper of all shapes, sizes, weights, fiber contents, and colors. I love the way it looks, the way it feels. Is that weird?
- Oppressive governments. Awesome logos and uniforms!
- Email chain letters. Especially virus hoaxes and patriotic manifestos.
- Ann Coulter
- The Star Wars prequels