I seem to have developed some odd sleeping habits. About 4 times a week I wake up at 4 AM. I can't get back to sleep unless I get up for about an hour. I used to get up regularly at 5. Very curious.
My father tends to ignore the clock. He has all his life. He may crash around 3 in the afternoon, and he may be working at 2 in the morning. He may put in a 32 hour day or a 4 hour day. Now that he's 80 things have changed a little, but he still ignores the clock. Maybe it's genetic.
So today, after going back to sleep at 5, I gout up at 8 with Juli. While she worked on her needle work and read throughout the morning, I paid bills and did laundry. After she left for work I hit the gym for an hour, came home and took a shower.
...then I fell asleep for about a half hour. There it is again.
I did accomplish great amounts of satisfying progress with the Betty Edwards book. Sure, I read for about an hour, but I also sketched for 3 solid!
The exercise this time was "drawing in perspective" by "sighting" or "eyeballing". The task was to find the most complicated corner in the house and draw it. I chose the library desk in the bay window alcove. ...with the mantle clock, stack of books, the figurine known as Jake
, a hurricane lamp, two candles, and a piece of art Juli bought at Norwescon. Also included... a book shelf containing CDs, vinyl, the old stereo, a cookie jar, and [the fun part] a 15 year old Christmas Cactus. This was fun, relaxing, enlightening, and.... I was surprised to see how small the mantle clock was in comparison to the rest of the sketch. I wanted to draw it larger. This was a very satisfying exercise.
There you have Wednesday. And I suppose I feel okay with uploading it.