Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A work day
I'm feeling a lot
better than I was earlier this week and I'm slowly regaining my health. I'm not 100%, but I'm getting there. Yesterday I went outside for the first time in 5 days and it was good to get some fresh air again.
Today I took some cough medication and walked to work with Eric in the afternoon. I'm catching up with some of my projects. I'm still pretty behind. I only have about a week or so to wrap everything up, than we have to start clearing out the studio area and our job here will be basically over. There will be no new projects coming in for our department and the company will changing it's focus. This is due to the fact that we were supposed
to be in America already, but due to this Green Card situation we're stuck in Germany. If we hadn't told our boss we were leaving 7 months ago, we would still have our current job.What happens now?
I can't really say.
At any rate, a friend asked me to post some pictures of my work environment. I think she had this idea that I worked in some huge barn in the country side in a pair of overalls..or something. It's not
quite as romantic. Here's a glimpse..I just took a few shots.
That's my painting corner, where I do portrait jobs, illustration assignments and such for Eric to scan into the computer. This afternoon I just began a portrait job for a client, What you see there is the ugly first stages. (Blocking in the main colors in acrylic and sketching out the composition). Most people never see that. I have 5 days to finish it, as you can see..I have a ways to go.
The portrait on the wall was drawn by my father
back in the late 1960's, early 70's. I take it with me everywhere. My father taught me everything that I know, that picture reminds me of him. It's been over a year since I've last seen him.
That's a postcard I found at "The Cafe Wunderbar" my first month here in Germany. It's been hanging up by my easel for 3 years.
That's the art and sketching table. Eric and I meet there to draw out ideas or talk about projects.
That's the light table. We do all our traditional animations frames there before we scan them into the computer.
That's a list of things we have to teach the new intern and the headphones.
We also have three computers in a separate room connected to the studio, this is my view of Eric from where I'm sitting right now and typing this.
We basically had this area to ourselves, with exception of interns coming in and out. The graphic designers and programmers work upstairs. It was a great job, and we loved working in this Multimedia company, but I need to return to the states.
Our job and our life here in Germany is coming to an end. I'm going to miss it, more than I can even express in words. It's rare to find a job where you can work side by side with your husband.
showed me an interesting site yesterday called the Johari Window
. It's a personality awareness game where you get to see how others
view you versus how you
You can tell me what you think of me HERE
. It would be interesting to read your responses. Also, it contains directions on how to set up your own Johari Window to send to your friends or put on your website. You should definitely check it out.
I cleaned up my template a bit, the comments section is still up...it's just really tiny
and in the right hand corner now. Time to head home from the office, it's late and we're done for the day.