Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Dudes are Back!
My studio room, about 120 square feet instead of about about 720 total, is beginning to be functional and to test it out I worked on some Dudes. These three Dudes went over to Austin Art Garage this week-end, just in time for ACL (Austin City Limits), which totally snarls up our traffic but makes music lovers happy.
The snarls are a rehearsal for Austin's first-time Formula One race coming up in November. We had no idea what Formula One was but we watched the movie Senna and had a little bit more appreciation for people who drive noisy cars around in a circle. Our city leaders, in all their infinite wisdom, have estimated over 100,000 people will attend. They have will 18,000 parking spaces available at the track and shuttle buses to take 70,000 people in. You do the math on that one.
Go here to see some of Eva Funderburgh's terrific work (below) and here to see her brother, Dan Funderburgh. They are the niece and nephew of some of our new neighbors here who brought them to our attention.
Susan speaks: Computer is still totally messed up, won't talk to any USB ports no matter what fixes I apply. Lots of Blue Death screens also. A new computer is being researched, hoping for a bargain price if it doesn't have the newest version (late this month) of Windows on it. The theory is to buy cheap now and save up for a Mac. I was a programmer in another life and cut my teeth on DOS so I'm not too eager to switch to a Mac. We'll see. I'm thinking an iPad for Don for Christmas, as long as he promises to do better at looking at people's blogs.