Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Work musings and art trades

Back at work, more or less. Well, I'm physically at my workplace but not necessarily doing a great job of working. I called a nearby Barnes & Noble yesterday and found that they did have a copy of Howl's Moving Castle, so I bought that yesterday. As Lut and I were standing before the cash register with $30 of books in our arms, I commented to him, "You know, part of the reason I wanted to pick it up in person was so that I wouldn't be tempted to buy more than $25 of books online in order to get free shipping."

I brought Howl's to work with me today, which was probably a mistake because now I want to read it instead of working. I often forget between readings just how much I like some books. Howl's was one of the major inspirations for Silver Scales, although I like to think they're very different works. Anyway, I'm devouring it eagerly for the third time.

I did manage to get a couple of entries for Silver Scales done this weekend, but it was more a week for doing artwork than writing. I joined paperspace yesterday so that Peace and Joy could roam around a bit more, since they haven't quite gone out of my head since I finished the 24-hour comic.

I'd like to do some more artwork. I had fun doing a bunch of icons for queenofstripes. It's nice to do artwork that other people will use. A couple of years ago, I did an art trade with bard_bloom: I did a portrait of Sythyry and it sent me a pottery bowl (and a bonus pottery dragon and face!) in return. It's a great bowl, too; Lut and I use it all the time.

I think that's the only art trade I've ever done, and it'd be cool to do another. Is anyone interested? It doesn't have to be art for art: I'd be happy to trade art for anything: pottery or a story or a font set or cookies or candy or whatever. I'm not concerned about it being an especially equitable art trade, I'm just in the mood to do some more drawing (and probably more subpar inking, while I'm at it). Leave me a comment if you're interested. :)

(Mmm, candy -- that reminds me, I wanted to do an icon for minor_architect!)
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