Thursday, June 27, 2013

dear dave,

better day today.  progress on forsythia, which is good.  Cracked the code!

yesterday I was just beat.  so tired from the night/hours/days/weeks before.

Time to regroup (again), dust myself off (again), clean up loose ends (again) and buckle down (again).

Lots to do.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dolcezza!














tired

content

anxious

hot


Monday, June 24, 2013

such a bad blogger lately!

All stressed out and worked up over Dolcezza install tomorrow night.  Lots of printing and framing and screwing, and finishing - and DECIDING.  What to use to fill in??

I'm so short of extra inventory.  I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out all the best combinations, when really I don't know!  Anyway, it's all a circular idea.  What I have is what I have.  What sells is what sells.  I always think I can somehow control it.

Good productive saturday at the corcoran finishing up large pieces.  Crazy - time really flies there this past month.  I never end up with much extra time, like i seem to remember I did in the past.  Im under the gun the whole time.  Otherwise I just won't finish.  Anyway, I worked the solid 4 and a half hours, and finished my two prints just in time (15 minutes to spare).

Tomorrow is another fill in day.  Thinking about what to add to dolcezza collection, even though I already have enough.  I 'm always beating myself up : you can do more / you are not doing enough.  You have the time, use it!  One of these days my brain is just going to explode.  Sometimes it's so hard to decide on anything.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

dear dave,

things progressing.  Full busy weekend - printing and visiting Jimmy / Rockville.  Managed to take Remi out to great falls, and spend a lot of time with Hexy too.  And bake a cake.

Little hiccup printing saturday, but I think it will be okay.  I just need to calm-down, print, and deal with what I have once the week is over.

Spent a long day there today, working on large version of "Rest".  A tough print, but I think it will be worth it.  Put everything together towards the end of the day, and am happy with the direction (or progress).  THink it will all look great when we install (A WEEK FROM TODAY!).

One step forward, one half back with Jimmy.  Finally aware of other problems, so more to deal with.  Hopefully will all be manageable.

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Sheon retied my lifesaver last night, and added beads to back.  Now I click like Im walking through a beaded curtain, but like the new cord!


Friday, June 14, 2013

dear dave,

I have been so crazed, frustrated, uptight, manic, crazed.  Wait, I said that one already.

It's been a hard week - managing myself.  Up and down and all over.  Stressed about EVERYTHING - mostly getting drawings done, prints done, t-shirts done all in the same space of time, while making time for visiting and calling and stressing about Jimmy.

Things seemed to have worked out.  I have a solid printing plan.  Imaginary deadlines came and went, and nobody died.  Jimmy getting stronger, mentally and physically.  Shirts came and went.  Checks came in.  Money was transferred and deposited.

So much fuss.  Just need to realize all that I HAVE, and keep moving ahead.  It will work out, like it's supposed to.

Fun lunch with Tom Goss today.  Vitamin C for my mood.

:)


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Swamped
sWamped
swAmped
swaMped
swamPed
swampEd
swampeD

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Monday, June 10, 2013

good weekend.  Jimmy very much on my mind.

Successful day printing saturday, but it's rough.  Class is full, and it's all very distracting.  I need to be much more focused.  Hopefully as time goes on, and the new students get settled, it will be better.

Fun pride parade at Tanya's that afternoon.  Hexy got to see Lynda Carter, a big highlight.

Sunday was a little lazy.  Festival in the afternoon.  Not as hot, but super crowded.  We had fun just hanging out, but was happy to leave when we did.

Spent most of the day today with Jimmy, after taking Remi to the vet.  She is definitely progressing, but so sorry to see her stuck there, feeling low and lonely.  But at the same time, I felt strong, and solid, and like I could help and encourage.  She will progress, and we can help.

My schedule will be rough next few weeks.  Worried about staying on track, and productive.  Each day needs to be banner.

Friday, June 7, 2013

rainy soaky friday.

weird summer week.  I'm letting myself just coast along, and I don't really like it.  Reminds me too much of my lost days at bsur.  lagging mornings, long lunches, interminable afternoons, and a quick escape out the door at 6.

Not that bad, but I find myself really distracted, and not pushing.  Then the day is over.

Spent a lot of time drawing yesterday, and think I made progress towards the end.  Decided to skip printing, but felt uneasy about that.  Feel the docezza show coming up, and want to be prepared.  June is already slipping by.

Anxious about Jimmy.  Great reports just after surgery have devolved to set backs, and a delay on leaving the hospital.  I'm praying she can regain her strength.  worried.

Nice to see Erin and Kim last night for pollo rico.  Glad we continue the tradition.

Short print day tomorrow - then pride parade.  Really hope hexy gets to meet linda carter.  fingers crossed!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

pretty good day.  some drawing accomplished - some started.

happy to hear jimmy's surgery went well.  Time will tell.  Happy to be in the bubble, as opposed to waiting for it.  The waiting became torture.

long monday walk with Remi in great falls yesterday.  really nice, but odd not working.  Guess it all worked out.

not much more to say.  happy sales have picked up.  Need to pick up my energy, and get going.  still a little stuck in coast.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

summer printing has started.

came early to class today with painted boards, 4 rolls of tape, ice coffee, and anxiety.

I never know what the new specs will be -- getting screens, dealing with new people, new open studio hours.  Everything changes, and I'm always anxious to get a quick read of how things will go.  Now more then ever it really impacts my work, and how things will go the next few months.

Been here an hour now (waiting for screens to dry), and everything feels settled, and Im happy with the new schedule.  WAY too many people in the class, but hopefully they will all die out as the weeks pass.  usually do.  Schedule is great -- no saturday afternoons, but 3 solid weekday sessions.  I'm super happy with that.  I should be able to be super productive.

Happy to have my saturdays back.  Always rough handing over summer saturdays to printing.  Now I don't have to!  Maybe I'll do a bunch of sidewalk sales.

Great day yesterday.  Lots of new work, some potential sales, and just an all around feeling of well-being (business wise).  On the other hand, Jimmy is just ramping up my anxiety about her surgery, and all I can do is wait for the days to pass, and hope she gets through it ok.  Fingers