Monday, June 30, 2014

my head is is a loop d loop, and I'm having the hardest time concentrating.

all I can do is check my phone (email).  Mondays can be stupid.

PAINTED new studio, which is a big task and good payoff.  Painting always feels good.  The results are quick and dramatic.

Really happy with my blue floor.  A good choice.  Of course now everything else looks shabby and dim and sad.  It's only natural that it will all need to be addressed - sooner then later.

Couple of big hurdles to clear, and I'll be set to print.  Meantime, I need to FOCUS on drawing.  Bad has become worse.  i don't know what my problem is.

Good weekend.  Sunny and peaceful.  pool, rockville, farmers market, home depot, dolcezza boxes, true blood, farmland, dc noodles.  so summer.

Fourth coming up, so it makes this week tough.  All feels anticlimactic.

If I could just make drawing progress, I'd feel 10,000 times better.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Father's Day bbq

bonsai revived!

1st butterfly

pool day

Monday, June 23, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

money comes in

MONEY goes out
car fixed!
sun out
rain forcasted
prints framed
drawings started
pizza had
chocolate syrup enjoyed
weekend coming

i need to go pick up my car
and pay.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

another day

corcoran fine, but not productive enough.  the time goes by really fast - maybe if there was 1 more hour.

typical afternoon afterwards.

this and that gets done, but not enough.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

lots of fun today shooting with Kevin.  It's been 6 months?
Shirts were fine and all, but it was amazing how he transformed when he went back to what he was wearing (flag tank).  Amazing.  He can get in certain light and just become GOLDEN.
Very fun and entertaining guy.  I really love working with him.   No plan, just all worked out great.

good solid print day.  The sessions are short, but functional.  Anxious about losing the corcoran.  All the familiarity and supplies and equipment.  Time clicks closer…

heat wave continues, but happily / luckily it's not getting in my way.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Air conditioned head.  holed up in my studio, with depeche mode (spotify), bananas, too many otter prints, t-shirts, and ice tea.

shooting with kevin tomorrow, and printing at the corcoran.

good weekend last.  re-discovered the pool, and the joy (not really) of shopping.  I hate shopping, but really love the pool.  Hopefully I can make it there often.  My farmers tan is horrible.

Nice Sunday in Rockville.  Lots of work, but all came out well.  Another father's day…


remi slowing down a lot, or very heat sensitive.
We are binging on good wife at nite
move into Joren's pushed back few more weeks
H st. ended abruptly, but just as good.

Please support Brady's Kickstarter!  One the the sweetest, kindest, gentlest men I've met.  And a great singer/songwriter too!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

more depeche mode, pretzels, surfing, and drawing.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

interesting week.

something in the air - I'm up and down.  Feeling inspired, then out of body.  dull and busy.  Excited boredom.

I found my spark (spotify/ depeche mode).  Just the fuel I need.

I'm holding summer in both hands, like something precious and fragile and cherished.  It's already ticking away, and not enough has been enjoyed or accomplished.  I just love the feeling:

shag carpet
sliding glass doors
cold basements
cold drinks
friends house
wet lawns
hot car seats
wet suits
hot pavement
steamy grass
loud music

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

weird weird weird.  strange bad day.  construction noise + monday + heat = nothing.
things feel in flux and I feel a little paralyzed.  No progress on drawing, which SUCKS.  this week has got to turn around.  it's only monday :(

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

good day

busy busy corcoran, but somehow I was able to focus and print.  Helps enormously that all screens were made, and it was a reprint.  Guess that needs to be the pattern going forward.

happy to see cards selling in Navy Yard.  Not so much prints, but I guess it's an outpost.

H st. winding down.  Planning to decamp sometime mid month.

Fun end-of-day being creative.  Need a thousand more afternoons like this.

Really vibing on summer.  Last year there was such an enormous drag with Jimmy's surgery and recovery.  I dont feel that weight this year.  Just good weather and good mood.  Hopeful and happy.

Keegan up and running.  Excited to see what he does...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Ha - monday morning's good mood has devolved into monday afternoon's sourpuss.

nice weekend NOT working, which looks like it will become standard, at least for the summer, or a few weeks, or until further notice.

Nice time with Hexy gardening, coffee-ing, napping, bbq'ing, parcheesi-ing, and shopping.  Awesome weather.

Long day in Rockville yesterday.  Steak + pork + zinnias + walk at the school with Remi.  Our Great Falls walks have been downgrading significantly.  Poor baby is just not up to long hot walks in the woods anymore.  She has really slowed down, and her confusion (temp blindness) continues.

Anyway, think it's a great idea to be away from the studio for a few days, and come back strong mondays.  So nice to have my saturdays free of printing.

Feeling a little worried overall about "progress" and sales.  HM has been strangely silent, and things at B,T, and H have all been on a downward trend for a long while now.  D  coming up, and I'm sure others too, but feeling a little antsy all of a sudden.