27 January, 2004
Ah, the best laid plans….
January has been a frustrating month. Work has been hectic and I have not been able to draw anything of note. Also, I have had server troubles so updating the site was impossible there for a couple of days.
Whenever the design thing gets really busy, I tend to get very scatterbrained when it comes to drawing. It’s something I really need to overcome because its really holding me back and the development my drawing skills grinds to a halt. There will be some more sketchbook entries soon. I will doing another cover for a local newspaper’s entertainment section in the next couple of weeks and I have some personal projects I am excited to really sink my teeth into. In the meantime, I will be posting some text entries plugging some stuff I think needs plugging.
Today’s plug is for the Boston area (Cambridge to be exact) photographer Mark Ostow . I just finished working on a design project that featured photography from Mark, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. The shots turned out awesome and Mark and his crew were a blast to work with. I threw some pretty chaotic setups at him and Mark just plowed right them. Check out his site and keep him in mind the next time you need to hire a photographer.
One last thing. Today is Primary tuesday in New Hampshire. This is my first experience with the state’s famous primary season (I had moved up here the summer after the previous one four years ago). I gotta say, I was a bit disappointed. I expected to see candidates out and about whenever I left my apartment, but I saw neither hide nor hair. Apparently, I am not the only one who was disappointed. Many locals have complained that the candidates did not put in as much face-time as they have done in previous years. Perhaps the early date of the Iowa caucus stole some of our thunder? To make up for the lack of personal time, the candidates really ramped up their telephone efforts. We receieved nearly a dozen calls from the Kerry campaign alone. Very annoying. Still, I look forward to voting later this afternoon.