James, Hello! A question for you: I've noticed in your progress pics that you're left-handed. What technique do you use to keep from smearing your work? I am also left-handed and am constantly frustrated by smearing my drawings.
Hey, man! That’s a tricky question - I always had trouble at school with my writing being smeared when my hand slid over it, but with drawing / painting I guess I’ve always tended to work from top-right to bottom-left to avoid it. It helps to use painters tape and stick a sheet of paper over wherever your hand is resting, too. Hope that helps!
Man, that “In Memoriam” segment toward the end of the Emmy’s - We lost so many good ones this year. Again. Life is ridiculously short (I’m thinking of writing a letter of complaint) - it’s mental, and magic, and what even IS ducks? Hold onto the good stuff, my friends. Every smile, hug, handshake, awkward high fighve. They’re all worth it - because it’s ALL the good stuff. Surround yourself with happy - strive to make others feel it, too. Don’t drive angry. Make toast. Think about the smallness of us and the vastness of everything else. Life is good - it’s really. fucking. good. We can make the smallest positive choices every day of our lives, and those choices have the potential to snowball into such big, amazing things.
LAWN STORY: I just went to mow my front lawn and forgot that the last time I used it I had to mess with the height settings, so when I revved it up I cut a huge bald spot in it with the first push. I grabbed some of the trimmings from the bag and threw them on the ground to cover it up, but it didn’t really work, so I’m going to do the same thing I do when I give myself a bad haircut - Buy a huge lawn hat and just avoid everyone for 6-8 weeks <3