Friday, March 29, 2013

dear dave,

friday afternoon, and feeling pretty good.  things just seemed to resolve this week.  weird.  drawings that have weighed so heavily on me were accomplished and approved.  Prints were delivered to Buzz and Trohv.  New prints were made, cut, and finished.  T-shirts made and mailed.  Park print was paid for and picked up.  Hallway was cleared.

a good start to the weekend!  Looking forward to Easter dinner, baking, and seeing Sue.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

dear Dave,

another wednesday - not so productive, but big thing accomplished this morning, something resolved that was really bugging me yesterday.  Happy to have handled it well, which was touch and go considering my mood yesterday.  I whipped myself up into a frenzy.

Another marriage equality/supreme court hearing to listen to on cspan today.  Hard to understand all the arguments over standing, but exciting to listen to.  Yesterday I felt so hopeful and encouraged.  Today I felt kind of angry.  Not sure why actually, because I really think things are going our way.  I know it.

Feeling a little tired and down.  Think I'll bug out early.

pics from sunday, great falls w. Remi

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

dear dave,

thrilling morning - contemplating, then listening to, the supreme court arguments over prop 8 and marriage equality.  Such an exciting time.  Hard to concentrate on work.

made it to the corcoran, and printed a few pieces.  Feeling a little stuck on new prints, so I've been reprinting.  Sales have slowed, so I'm being conservative.  I anticipate that things will pick up as spring comes, but I'm always feeling cautious when things slow.  probably the exact opposite of what I should be doing.

Lots of commission inquiries, and still a little behind on some that I already have.  Exciting, but sticker shock can be a problem.  I realize though that I have to price them higher then people may anticipate.  They really do take me time and effort to pull together.  Anyway - think I'm thinking right about this, and glad to have arrived here.


Monday, March 25, 2013

dear dave,

such a nerd - but new music makes me sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!

especially new pet shop boys/bjork/or depeche mode with single remixes.  I just love love love them.

new depeche mode HEAVEN(blawan remix) is perfection.

good weekend.  No corcoran, but still worked a bit on saturday.  Finally made some drawing progress, which was a major breakthrough.  depeche mode helped!!  I looked though some old pads, and there was a drawing there that I could use as a launching point for this one drawing that has totally stumped me.  Like a needle in a haystack, it popped out, and I found my solution.  amazing.

went on a terrific walk with remi Sunday at great falls.  I was lazy about going all the way there, but was so happy we did!  It was cold and damp and cloudy, but so beautiful and serene.  Remi seemed ecstatic, and I felt so inspired by everything.  Budding trees, squirrels in the leaves, wary egrets, and hustling geese.  It was a perfect afternoon.

good day today.  printed this afternoon at the corcoran - 2 more SNOOZE prints.  One came out all screwy, with registration off.  The second one better (and printed fast!).  classic.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

flat and blah, that pretty much sums up today.

forgot to post this before -- process pics of making maeby print.  before & after!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

installation at buzz ballston was rough going, but accomplished!  final piece of print reorganization puzzle is a trip to TROHV takoma, for a print drop off.

Mutt & Joes > AXIS > TROHV baltimore > BUZZ Slater's > Buzz Ballston > TROHV takoma!

It's been a mini whirlwind.  I'm super lucky to have all these venues.

Realized reading the blog that it's been a year since we first installed in Ballston.  Crazy!

Anyway, off now.  Remi, gym, pizza, jimmy, hex awaits me.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

dear dave,

I say it over and over - but it's true.  Time speeds by, days fly, and I don't make time to write.

Things are going well - some giant projects accomplished since I last wrote:

Trip to Baltimore - CHECK!!!
Deinstallation at Axis - CHECK!!
Reinstallation at Buzz Slaters - CHECK!!
Reinstallation at Buzz Ballston - pending...

Baltimore was a breeze, Axis was a little rough (never, ever will plan to park or drive around Dupont on a Sunday at 11am again.)  Really happy to have these things done.

This week is Spring Break a the corcoran, so I have time to catch up on things at studio.  Feels good to have a little breather from printing -- saturday wasn't so great.  I'm getting bogged down in printing.  Not sure why.

Anyway - all is good.  Now off for the day - home > remi > gym > hexy.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

yesterday was not great!  Another screwed up trip to the corcoran, and a lot of back and forth in my head.  All muddled and unfocused and frustrated with myself.

keep putting off journey to Baltimore, and everything else.  Made it up to corcoran only to remember the studio is now closed Wednesday nights.

2 steps backward, one step forward.

even my quick trip to the gym got stymied.

Today is another day.  I'm hoping I can find my way - to productivity, focus, confidence, and happiness.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

so so day.  fucked up because I forgot corcoran was going to be closed.

few fun new prints planned.  And a branches set-up that should be much easier to print.  We'll see.

so things are lined up.  NOW > commissions.  I NNED TO MAKE PROGRESS ON COMMISSION DRAWINGS.

Monday, March 11, 2013

such a bad blogger.

i had an excuse - we were in Miami, but still I guess I could have written when we got back.

Miami was great.  warm air, beach time, relaxed Hex, and a short float in the blue ocean.  Nice to just enjoy the outside again, wear light clothes, and be in a different place.  Really enjoyed my little bike ride.  I miss the fun of riding around, exploring.  Biking around can lead to so many adventures.  Plus it's just fun.

Got back saturday early, picked up Remi, and went to great falls.  Weird to suddenly be here (there) after just being down there (miami).  Travel is so displacing (obviously!)  Still, when you don't do it much, it's cool to see how instant it feels.  2 hours is all it takes to be completely transported.

Printed a little yesterday, so don't feel so bad not making it to the corcoran today.  Worked on some new ideas, which feels good.  I'm a little tired of reprinting.  The thought of slogging through branches and forsythia prints is kind of unappealing.  It makes sense to do, and I think I will, but I also decided to allow myself some play time today.

Picked up AXIS window prints today.  A little disappointing to bring them back unsold, but not unexpected.  Hopefully some (many?) seeds were planted, and sales will follow later.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

dear dave,

good past few days, all leading up to our trip to miami tomorrow.

anxious about the weather.  Remi is in Rockville, boarding passes are printed, sandwiches for the flight prepared.  Now we just need to know about the rain/snow!  Fingers are crossed.

Big trip to Buzz last night, swapping out prints.  progress.

ok - too anxious to continue.

fingers crossed!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

dear dave,

at corcoran, another saturday, eating lunch (eyes crusty), waiting for screens to dry.

Left studio last night in this horrible mood.  Frustrated with everybody, every situation, myself, and things that are just out of my control (but are controlling me).  Another week had passed, I felt unaccomplished and stuck.  Actually very typical for a friday.

one frustration:  working on some drawings that I just can't see through (again).  As more commissions come in, my problems with drawing seem to escalate.  I let roadblocks stymy me.  Waiting on the breakthroughs, just not as patiently as required.  THINGS ALWAYS WORK OUT.

Anyway - things got better pretty quickly.  Called my mother, took ms. Remi out (who is doing fabulous after a few days of retraining on the leash), went to the gym, and met up with Hexy.  By then my brain had settled.  Happily.

Friday, March 1, 2013