Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Transferring a sketch for a map assignment on my old-fashioned light box during the week without power.

I'm thinking of calling last week "The Lost Week," or "The Powerless Week," and I'd like to hit the reset button for the month of September, please! Like thousands of other folks across the Northeast, our power went "poof!" last Sunday morning due to Hurricane Irene, and we didn't get it back until seven days later. (Seven long, cold-showering days!)

We were fortunate to have use of a generator, without which there's no water from the well; and we have a gas stove, so we were able to cook. The husband even managed to hook up a TV and the wifi box halfway through the week, though the fishtank mysteriously kept blowing the fuse. It could have been so much worse– I can only imagine how devastating it must be for those who lose their homes to flooding and fires– so we can't complain too much. But still, the week left us feeling generally discombobulated. Glad to be moving forward now!

Below is a sneak peek of part of a sketch from this project (which I'm casually calling the "Sled" book.) I'm starting final art now. Yay!


Elizabeth said...

So glad you finally got your power back on!
Nowadays one feels quite lost without it!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Yes, indeed! Trying to come up with a backup plan, though I have no idea what it would be. (Working full time from Starbucks, for the wifi?!)

Anonymous said...

Love the low-tech lightbox!

This book is going to be so wonderful.

Jennifer Thermes said...

Thanks, Debbie! :-)