Okay, so I was awakened by a phone call after about 11 hours of sleep at about 6PM yesterday. No problem. I probably needed to get up soon anyway. So, I just realized that It’s the middle of the day and I’ve been up all night working on this over-ambitious homework. I found that it’s actually taking me just over two hours (average) to complete each image, and I’ve got five of those to go. Plus one more image I forgot about before that’ll probably take me three hours. So, another thirteen hours, probably. Which was what I thought it was going to take before I spent the last 14 hours working on it. Towards the end of which I remembered some details I’ve been leaving out of every image that may take another hour or two to add to the lot at the end, or which I may just leave out. Okay, I won’t leave them out. I’ve invested enough time in this that I couldn’t stand for it to be not-quite-done.
I’m definitely hoping that some (many) copies of the final product sell. I haven’t spent this long on creating some of my favorite paintings. There’s always the chance that no one will like it. I feel like it isn’t as good as the image I had in my mind to begin with. There’s probably another 80 or 100 hours of work I’d like to do on it that simply won’t happen. If I were trying to make a living doing this, I’d need to sell thousands of these things to pay for the 140 hours I wanted to spend working on it. Of course, if I thought I could sell thousands of them, I’d certainly be willing to spend the time on it. Considering it’s likely to be an art school project that I spend $20 to get a professionally printed copy of instead of a money-maker, the 40 hours I’m spending on this version of it seem like overkill.
This is a nice break, though. Sitting back, typing about working on it instead of working on it. I was actually hoping for a phone call, and I’ve just noticed that it’s now too late for the call, and there’s another couple of hours for it to come in. Which doesn’t make sense unless you know the phone call was to plan going to a movie this afternoon, that it’s too late to make the next showtime, so if we still go, it’ll be in at least a couple of hours. Watching Trading Spaces, watching Genevieve screw up another room, watching Vern get it right again. Ty managed to screw up measurements for both designers, too. (Ooh, hey. They just called to cancel altogether. There’s a lot of sick going around though, and they have a good excuse.) Hey. Both couples liked the rooms. That’s good.
Now I don’t have a movie to break up the day anymore. (:snicker: Movie to break up the day. ha!) Since I woke up I’ve been watching DVDs almost non-stop to distract me from all the work on the homework. So far: Original Sin, The Fifth Element, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Galaxy Quest, and Blast From the Past. Now I’ve got about four hours before prime-time TV starts. I may try napping, but I may instead watch a couple more DVDs. As long as I don’t miss Alias and Angel at 8 and “later” respectively, I’m fine. A little disappointing that I’d be getting some sleep after only 20 hours up. With no caffeine, I’m still not tired yet. Since my TV preferences last until around 2AM though, and I don’t think I’d make it to 32 hours, the nap is in order. I’ll let you know how it goes.