Friday, November 27, 2009

Libra Party

Every year Kathy and Eric have a Libra party because both their birthdays are on the same day. I work for Kathy at Full Sail helping teach traditional animation to a packed room full of new students every month. Eric's hobby is home brewing and every year he experiments with new flavors of beer for the party. At the far end of this outdoor patio there is a gong and Eric gives it a resounding ring whenever a keg of beer bites the dust. Kathy and Eric also have an outdoor fire pit and they keep that fire burning bright for the duration of the party. I always meet interesting people at this party this year I met a ballet instructor and a fashion designer. Someone showed up with several homemade Didgeridoos and they were fun to try and play. The trick is to keep your lips vibrating but I never figured out how to circle breath to keep the note going indefinitely.
Later in the evening after I had a few beers I decided to try out the Jacuzzi which was fired up and ready to go. I sat on the ledge and removed my shoes and socks then dipped my feet into the soothing bubbles. I had a tall glass beside me and since no one else seemed to want to join me I decided to sketch. So if you have ever wondered what I might draw like when I am drunk, this is it.
The group seated in the foreground are mostly teachers and they talked for some time about students and university politics. I didn't follow the conversation closely I was to busy relaxing with my beer, sketchbook and watercolors.

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