Friday, September 30, 2011

Dear Dave, Waiting for cliff (!), killing time, posting on the fly. So busy! I feel like my schedule is locked in each day. Probably good, but makes me a little crazy. Had to skip a few things today-push off till Monday -----none of this is interesting. Anyway, busy with shirts. Next week should lighten up. Fingers crossed for no rain tomorrow!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

dear dave,

another busy bleary eyed day.  Spent the entire day on shirts.  Of course I'm making a lot of progress, but it doesn't feel like it.  Reminds me of biking those long roads in Iceland.  You have to just keep going.

Back and forth about this saturday, and rain, and a tent.  Made the decision to forgo it.  Hope it's the right one.  so far, with this show, I've been lucky.  Fingers crossed that luck continues!!

Not much more to report.  Not totally ready for anything.  Printing tomorrow, shirts, show.  anything.

Feeling a little down on myself.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Peter 9.28.11

dear dave,

hex pulled a muscle in his leg, so i have no business taking time writing a blog post -

so I'll be fast.

Shoot with Peter today

made delivery to Trohv DC

busy busy busy!

ha - that's really all I want to write about.  Maybe more tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shirts Messed up print Trohv Swish edition Savage love Erasure Hex sick Cards selling Peter tomorrow Endless rain Saturday festival No tent! Pollo Rico Peregrine Mid city caffe closing RH

Sunday, September 25, 2011

i love this so much

Dennis Klaffert + Geraldine Hassler for Gant by Michael Bastian F/W 2011 | Photography by Ewa-Marie Rundquist

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another fast day-preparing for tomorrows art festival and finishing projects. Rain dove me crazy, in my way all day.

Made a big Branddave sign (printed) at corcoran. Dropped shirt at easel, then worked out of the studio remainder.

Excited to deliver cards/display to caramel, but it was not meant to be. Rain, parking, closed. Bummer. More rain, back to the studio.

Fiddled with card display for festival, only to go with the simplistic solution. It was either that or spend an hour plus figuring out how to attach hinges and chain. Went ghetto.

Seems like there is a chance for minimal rain tomorrow. Fingers are tightly crossed!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

dear dave,

getting ready for saturday show in HYATTSVILLE. After that it will be a weekly weekend thing. Excited to see what comes of it.

Lunch with Tom Goss today. Really great. He always makes me feel happy. I really love having him as a friend (and patron). He was a major find.

It's late, and I should be home right now, walking remi and talking on the phone with Jimmy.

So that's it for now!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

dear dave,

good busy monday prevented me from posting!  spent most of the day printing at the corcoran.  It was all work work work, trying to get three prints of 'Nobody was fooled'.  4th printing!  That's a popular one.

all worked out well, but left me neglecting other work here at the studio.  A rainy day today gave me a quick reprieve.  No shoot with peter at 4 means no shirts need to be made, prepared, and shot.  I'm feeling lucky.  Of course I wanted to shoot, but other things are more pressing.

My october will be busy.  I'll need tons of shirts and cards to keep up.

That is what I'm going to start on now.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

dear dave,

my printing funk just seems to continue.  Really weird and sucky.  I have all this great wood, time, just no excitement, motivation, drive.

I wish I could pull myself out--but how?

I can't figure out what to print - and when i do, I'm not happy with the result.

I don't know - need to change things up.  My creativity is blocked.  This is a crisis!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

dear dave,

feeling a little muddled today!  Planned to promote cards -- email all ready, but thought twice about it.  Most will arrive next week, so it seems a little early.

REALLY need to draw.  I'm starved for new content.  But it's just not there yet.  So I avoid...

I don't know!

Just need to keep going down my to-do list, checking things off.  That will make me feel accomplished.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

dear dave,

speakeasy last night was fun.  Excited to be part of the team.

Fast day!  Worked on (?) a little of everything I guess.

Now it's 6, and i feel kind of anxious to get out of here.  It's nice out, and I want to be free of the studio (for now)

good night!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Two big projects, LIVE on!



Check them out!

Monday, September 12, 2011

dear dave,

crazy busy day.

worked hard finishing up first round of shirts for speakeasy tomorrow night.  Fingers crossed!  Such a crapshoot.

Thought I'd make it to Corcoran to print some things, but that didn't work out.  Either did saturday prints!  They sucked so bad, and pushed me back 1,0000 years.  I was really down in the dumps about it all, but that was Saturday, a FULL 2 days ago.  I feel better now - luckily.

Schedule sucks, because my open studio time is all bunched up over the weekend.  It will be a tough few months I'm sure.

2nd round of card samples came in today, and 95% are awesome.  Really really happy with them.

I have put so many eggs into this card basket lately, at the expense of many other things.  Hope they work out.  i know they will.

Shifting gears is really hard, but I have 1,000 things to pay attention to.

Time to go home, and decompress.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

dear dave,

back at the corcoran!  Fall 2011 has begun.

Here I am in the break room, waiting to use the light table.  Waiting!  There is a lot of waiting at first, until the gears get greased a bit.

Had trouble coming up with what to print yesterday.  Typical.  It's such a struggle sometimes.  I've written about it a lot, but when there is no flow, it's torture.   Maybe flow is just another word for confidence.

I finally settled on a honey badger print, after much back and forth.  Still don't feel settled with it!  There is a certain composition I come back to over and over, and I don't love it, but it is the best solution.

Also printing signs for Easel, and an awesome card rack I made yesterday.  Now that I'm proud of!  Cards are coming out great so far.

Big party for dad tomorrow.  Of course I'm anxious about that too.  Hex gets me all worked up over food and logistics.  Blah - I just want to enjoy it.  That is my goal.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

cake for dad

dear dave,

Another cloudy, dark, rainy day.

Worked on odds and ends - website, cards, t-shirts, drawing.

Worked out a really great shelf display for the cards.  Excited about that.

Visited zazzle and was overwhelmed by all the options.  Don't want to pursue, but thinking about it.  Hmmm.

Overall a good day - and pizza tonight.  always look forward to that.  5 more episodes of Dexter season 5.  Will be sad when we finish...
Dear Dave,

Cards cards cards--all I've been focused on.

Sent 2nd round out this afternoon, expanding to 9 + 4 holiday.
feel good about it all. I've put so much thought into it all --maybe too much.

Rainy days adding up to a wet week. Corcoran starts Saturday. And of course, I'm unprepared!
Tomorrow I will try to be productive on other things besides cards. Anxious to move forward.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Just realized today marks the day of my third year on my own work-wise.  WOW.  I've come a long way, but have sooooooooooooo much further to go.

Feeling proud and anxious and excited.  Remember three years ago, sitting at my little desk in my little office in Tenley, looking out the window.  Gayle and Analya and Beverly!  Great memory.  I was all finished with BSUR.

What a huge step (away)!

Here's to the future!!
dear dave,

It's Friday!  After a shitty Monday, ok Tuesday, Wednesday got much better, and Thursday was really productive.

First round of cards came in, and then envelopes (not lost after all!), so I've been able to work on loading them into my site, and generally move forward.

overall I'm really happy with them.  All the 1,000's of decisions I had to make to get here!  It's been a winding path the past few weeks!

I have to fight the urge to work on more, tweak what I have, and just generally stay in this mode of working on them.  All to avoid having to sell - which is the most obvious part.  The most scary part!

I'm happy to be out of August.  It turns into a swamp of nothingness.  Back to School!  Back to work!  I want everybody back again.  Back buying prints, returning emails, and making decisions.  Let's go!

Summer seemed to have fizzled after June.  Maybe I should do a summer wrap-up post.  But not now.  I need to draw more.

So that's it for now....