May ’07 Installment: Finale
finale — stopping point: the temporal end; the concluding time;
This month it will be exactly 6 years since I started making installments; monthly themed collections of five. With this 72nd installment I will have made a total of 360 different illustrations since the beginning. Coincidentally, that's a full circle. This is my time to stop. My little project feels complete.
Finale is a very personal and retrospective celebration of 6 years of work. It is a compilation of the elements from the period that made me proud; the elements I want to remember this little Noscope project for. Saturated landscapes, surrealistic trees and pseudo-random elements. It is also a pledge to uproot and fly to other interesting places.
Change is good. While this is the last installment for me, it is not the end. Noscope will remain in it's current form. There won't be any more installments, but that doesn't mean I'll stop doodling. Formats will change; new projects, new ideas. It feels good to move on. I can't wait to get doodling again.
360 illustrations in a book—would it sell? Either way it'd be a book. That means my parents would finally understand what I was doing. Hmm. I also used to befriend a huge turtle. I wonder if he wants to be friends with me again. We'll see.
This will also be a sad goodbye. The welcome routine of these monthly sessions, it was a valve that ventilated my brain from otherwise corporate nightmares. There were those special nights when everything fell into place and felt right. There were the tough ones, the ones that only felt right after I had finally gotten it out of my system. I will miss those sessions.
Thanks to all of you for following my little—rather introspective project—for so long. I've gained many friends from it, I hope to keep you still. Special thanks to reinsamba of the Freesound Project for the ambience.