I’m so tired that I can’t really think really well, right now.
I am about a week behind in classwork, due to the system failure and my own freezing up during and after the system failure. The good part is that I completed the work I needed to do…what is left are all the readings…and assorted other stuff. I’ve decided just to let the two 2-point discussion prompts go, for this week.
Otherwise…I did make it out to pick up paints. The store I went to was out of Holbein Flame Red; so I got Winsor & Newton Flame Red (which looks much more vibrant than any of the color swatches I’ve seen…not sure why, except either fading and/or resolution quality). I also got Holbein Peacock Blue and W&N Intense Blue. It came to me later that maybe I should have gotten a Phthalo Green instead of Peacock Blue, as the latter shade is a mix of Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, and Titanium White. That is, if I got Phthalo Green, I probably could have mixed some variant of color close to Peacock Blue…and mixed a bunch more other colors with it, as well.
I did just get the one I did because it was gorgeous, though. Plus, I needed a decent green-leaning blue to make intense greens (Intense Blue is also a Phthalo color, but apparently there are different shades of Phthalo Blue, even when it’s unmixed. Thus you get Red Shade [which competes with Ultramarine], Green Shade, etc., for starters).
I haven’t gotten the chance to try these out, yet, though it might be a good thing to do when I’m too tired to do much, as now. I could be working on my reading, and I don’t know exactly why I’m not.
I have showered already, though. Maybe I should just get ready for bed. I want to stay up, and I haven’t been up for that long. I’m just sleepy, though.
Maybe it has to do with getting into the first actually cool Fall days…
And, I nearly forgot to mention: I did reach out to a couple of people working in Information in a nearby Museum. I don’t know why it occurred to me to do it today, but I took some time out of reading and just drafted a letter and sent it. Yay me.
The thing is, I’m still not certain whether I should work as an Art Librarian or as a Cataloger. Maybe they’ll be able to shed some insight…