Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 year in pictures

2017 year in pics

crazy dinner party with cord and eddie

Commission for Barry (wilson)

mini prints for Trohv

the mighty dc flag tee

printed not transfered!

dog days with Mer and Toby.  last days at that building

T O T E S !

Summer coolin at 17th St. dog park

buttons!  1st collection

mid term blue wave thank god

printed for Arts on Ave

pool fun with Emma

Christmas 2018. May they stay healthy!!!!

2018 Wrap up

 2018 was a messy bad year.  No way to look back at it and be happy.  Business didn't go that great, and I lost my way.  Not feeling creative, and lost in direction.  Lost interest in the blog, and am so unsure how to revive it. 

Fun trip in June to celebrate Cord's bday was overshadowed by Sue's death just afterward, and from there things just got stuck in grief and sadness.  The long wait for her service, and then going through her life and stuff, sorting it all out.  i still have a pile in the basement that is started but not finished.  It's comforting to leave it in a state of middle, but eventually I will have to finalize what to do with all that remains.

Sadness and upset with story district, but it got resolved, and I've moved on.  Selling stuff at the last few shows was fun, but December was off.  Then I just left.

My computer finally broke down, after 10 good years.  More like 8 good years, and 2 suffering with old software and a dread of change that I just wanted to avoid.  A "middle" imac we found in the trash room bridged the gap from old to new, let me see that a new computer doesn't mean the end of iweb, which I was fearing all along.  But losing illustrator REALLY SUCKS, and I'm going to have to switch out my website again, once and for all, and leave iweb behind.

CCNOW exploded in January, and somehow I was able to claw back most of my $$ by issuing refunds, and begging people for repayment.  Happy with big Cartel, but think I may need to make another change.

Added Totes in August, which is a great new front, and buttons (mixed)

I changed up a lot of the shirts too, which is for the better.  Printing more now, because darker shirts are just more cool. 

Nothing much new to say about prints.  They just are not in demand like they were.  I have to turn the tide somehow.  Success towards the end of the year, but I realize I will never sell them online like I need to.  They need to be seen more in person.

Cards have been fine, but need to keep up with new.  Had some fun valentines, and really happy with my holiday assortment.  A new wave to keep riding.

Hopefully 2019 will be a good year of new opportunity and most important, creativity.  Everything rides on my desire to be creative.

2017 Wrap up 

2016 Wrap up

2015 Wrap up

2014 Wrap up

2013 Wrap up

2012 Wrap up

2011 Wrap up

2010 Wrap up

2009 Wrap up

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

f-ing f-ing new printer runs out of ink so fast.

nt ahppy

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Loving 21 pilots

waiting on Flynn

shippy day (which is nice)

working on drawings (commissions).  Think I have hte urban planner done!

Happy Bday to Hexy, my favorite!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Good day, but not as productive it all needs to be. 

Finished round of prints, went to Buzz, shopped a lot for little things, and took emma to park.  Fun party with Honey, and treats that emma LOVES.

Plus saw a bunch of my shoebox cards.  Which is always fun.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

More reprinting today - Tolerate, and ostriches.

For some bazaar reason I made tolerate screen backwards, so that set me back a little.
Strange holiday season, I'm not yet feeling the rush / push.  I guess it's me, because I have plenty to do,

Weird energy at dogpark.  A few dogs were stirring up a lot of trouble.  We left early

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lots of printing today, getting all caught up.

FREEZING outside!

off to gym

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time goes by!

Blog seems to be secondary or third or whatever.  Last on my list.

I guess I just think nobody reads it anymore, and why bother?  But it never was about other people - it was so I could record what was going on my my head, and what I was working on.

Anyway, maybe I'll get back to it.  I relaly hate letting it go, but cant seem to keep it updated.

Had a wonderful hike in Great Falls this morning with jeanette.  What a terrific new tradition.  always loved my hikes with (ugh, I'm totally blanking on her name!!!) and remi.  We would get up early and trek out there.  Once you are there, it's magical.  Nobody is around, and the air is quiet and peaceful.  Its such a nice place to be and regroup!  I love that jeanette is game to join me. 

Emma was nuts!  She gets so excited - it's an energy that is impossible to contain.  She just explodes with excitement when she gets there.  I tried to keep her leashed for awhile after her Thanksgiving runaway adventure, but it started to feel cruel for her and me and Jeanette.  She was good, and stuck with us.  But I can't take that for granted.  need to keep my eyes on her.

Happy to have dock illustration finished, and on to printing.  Last week in November, and there is a lull in new things coming in.  Of course I ordered double cards, which I can see now getting stuck with. 

Hoping for a great and busy next few weeks!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Accomplished a bit. 1,000,000,000,000,000 more things to do.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Getting used to computer.  Sure is nice to have software work without lagging.  Need to sign up for Adobe soon, time is ticking.  I hate their new system.  It's robbery.

Tried to print smaller tote, but didn't work out like I feared.  The bunchy sides get in the way of the press pressing.  Went on another hunt for 055, but its O - U - T.  Really sucks, but I need to move on.

Plants are starting to come into studio, so the space will feel more crowded.  Getting significantly colder out.

Took Emma to Great Falls saturday, and she did great with sticking by me.  I'm happy to build up confidence with her.  I feel like these things were more of a given with Remi.  Emma takes a little bit more effort.

Saw Isle of Dogs last night.  So creative.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dear Dave,

A week later from imac meltdown, and I'm back up and running.  New 27" computer and new printer scanner, and "trial" run on ai.  Ugh, I'm going to have to rent it now.  What a racket.

Working on my scanning, tracing method.  Think I might have gotten 80% there today, but sad to see the old way go.  After 10 years I've gotten used to my lines looking a certain way.  No longer can enlarge and scan at the same time, so things are looking different.

Love the updated computer, and glad I went for the bigger screen.  Cancelled my order for small at the last minute after a trip to Best Buy to check them out.  Happy with the printer for now.

the biggest revelation: iweb works.  I cannot believe it.

Lots to do as always.  Get rid of old computer(s), printer, and resolve all sues stuff.  And keep preparing for holidays.  Behind as usual.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

iWeb acting really strange.  It won't let me change home page at all without screwing it all up.  Another step towards giving it up.  I am jumping thru ridiculous hoops to keep the old computer.  Iweb was the reason.  Now that isn't even working.

Annoyed with my phones thumbprint lock.  Takes 3-4 tries every time.  That's a lot annoying.

Updated instagram is a mystery.  There are 10,000 features all over the place.  It's a cluttered mess of options and stories.  I like my old version.

The 50 year old me.

Found ames tote blanks cheaper.  Excited about that...  Order 24 before jumping in.  Hoping the company is not a scam.

Don't ever know what happend to ccnow.  What a mess that was!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

dear dave,

dinner cancelled with Cher and Barb tonight, so pizza with hex.

Liking my new phone.

Planning sidewalk sale this saturday, but there will be no totes.  Alpha all out, which sucks.  Was excited to make more after they sold out on Saturday.  A fun new thing.

Wish I could make new buttons, but they are just too expensive to justify.  We'll see.  Hopefully they have another big sale.

LOVE MY NEW SUNGLASSES!!!  The lenses make everything so beautiful.  I never want to take them off.

Trying to post using new iphone. Think it’s working. An app would be easier for sure.

Monday, October 8, 2018

New Iphone SE all loaded and activated.  Just a little getting used to.  Also noticed my website was all crazy on it.  After lots of tweaking, I think I fixed.  Guess it has been wrong for awhile.

Got long lost DMs from instagram that never showed up on my old phone.  Sad to have missed.  tech just keeps moving forward, and everyone assumes we are all moving at the same speed.  Hex and I finally catching up a little bit.

End of this week will be middle Oct!  crazy - time marches on.  As usual, I'm behind.