Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Still Here, I've Just Been Occupied

Wow, almost of month without posting?  What's been going on?  Well, I've been settling in to San Francisco, my new city.  At the beginning of the month I moved into the "House of Love."  I have a great room, awesome housemates, I'm a half-block away from my girl, and its all located in a chill neighborhood.  Now that I'm finally in a room for a while, I decided to paint.  Here's the progress.

Originally, it was this light, sky blue.  It was a nice color, but I'm more of an earthy guy.

So, first step: paint it the color of Earth.  In this case, its more of a swampy, dirt greenish brown.  I have to admit, I felt 10 times more comfortable with the first step.  But that's not all!

Stripes!  I wish I had remembered to take a picture of just the grey stripes since it looked pretty cool, but you can guess what it looked like.  Here is the start of the yellow stripes.

Yellow stripes done!  Now to go horizontal and make things interesting.

Ok, things are getting a bit better.  I wanted it to seem like things were overlapped a bit so ....

I went into each little square where swamp green and yellow interested and darkened things.  Originally, I was going for plaid, which would require the horizontal gray stripes and more of the overlapping process.  But, I'm happy with how things look and with all the work of taping and painting, I'm going to leave it like this for a while.  

Other than room projects, I've been job searching.  It's become my morning and early evening routine.  I've got to say, its a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.  It seems impossible to even land an interview.  Things can get a bit discouraging, but on the bright side, I'm a lot better at writing cover letters and I still have the free time to explore San Francisco.  I've also bought the bare minimum of art supplies to start painting again, so you can expect to see some new work!