Friday, August 29, 2014


weird weeks.  end-of-summer draw down vs. new-studio/apartment ramp up.

Feeling d r a i n  e    d    .

THis week I made the big table, organized a bit (really like!), and bought the big stuff.  Next few weeks will be tough, getting everything together and stressing about all that's to come.

In the meantime, I want to enjoy the holiday weekend, and regroup my head.  go to the pool, make dinner for Dad's bday, and just relax.  I'm hopeful that will happen.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A good day:

exposure unit ORDERED!


p r o g r e s s !

Monday, August 25, 2014

weekend more of the same.  Not feeling great, and just kind of blurry.

made it out to rockville Sunday for parcheesi.

Happy to be feeling better now, and back to work.  Hoping for a productive week / month / year!

August 2014 > not so great.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

things leveled out, but it's been a crappy week health-wise.

Cold + dentist.  Oh well, I've mad it through.  Ok to slow down a bit.

Happy to have finished HM - and really happy with my work.  And to have gotten thru the dentist wicket.  MAJOR.

Much more to do, but progress is progress.

Onward >  >  >  >  >

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

just put one foot in front of the other!

Things coming along, but slowly.  Table wood is all here at the studio.  NEED TO ORDER PRINT SUPPLIES.  At this point I'm just stalling for no good reason.

made more (last??) peach pies

played parcheesi

signed lease

sunned with Remi in Logan Circle

went to pool

saw LUCY

getting a cold :(

Friday, August 15, 2014

finished out the week on a strong note!

happy about that.

crazy beautiful weather.  Off to walk rem, then Hex

: )

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014





over - caffeinated


A lot to settle on, commit to, and once-and-for-all decide.  Personal and professional.  Big ticket items need to be ordered for the studio.  It's a lot to swallow, or lay out.  Of course everything will be fine and work out.  But it's kind of painful to suffer through.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

its so August!

I say. it. every. year.

August is not my favorite.  A no man's land of blah and vacation brain. (and sunday-itis)

Everything is good.  Things have come together nicely.  But I don't like how everything around grinds to a halt, while everybody but me goes away on vacation.  Even the president!

I have tons to do, but I'm so affected by my surroundings.  Everybody is off, I want to be off too.  Most the time I shake the feeling.  But sometimes I don't.

- - - - - - -

rainy day today.  the air and light are changing.  summer is waning, fall is waxing!

Friday, August 8, 2014

good solid productive day.

trips to buzz, card refills, print deliveries, and another stop at a different CVS.  this time I put my cards together on the rack.  Can't hurt sales to have them all together -- right!?

Tea with hexy, and a productive drawing / editing session in the studio.

Happy with it all.  This weekend -- lots of stuff.  Hopefully we can find time to relax and enjoy where we are instead of fretting about the future future future!
the cutest dog in the world (current commission)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

dear dave,

it's been an up and down few days.  Lots of change and things to absorb and get used to.

Last day at corcoran went well.  Got some last things printed, and was really happy with my "last print".  When I was drawing it out, it really didn't occur to me how similar it was to my first.  Just happened that way.

Nice to have everybody there -- especially Megan, to say goodbye.  A great moment with Judy when I found her lost silver cross on the floor.  A wonderful expression of gratitude that really touched me.

last days are always like that.  Suddenly your heart is open.

Megan and I had a nice lunch catchup at Lorial Plaza.  half a swirl was my undoing.  Can't believe it, but it did affect me rest of day.  Or maybe it was just the weight of it all -- the buildup and resolution.  Add in the emotions of our apt search and move.

Hex and I went home early, and binged on Judge Judy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014











Monday, August 4, 2014

Y A Y ! ! ! ! !

momentous weekend.  Great sidewalk sale saturday and sunday.  Another fun day of selling and seeing people's reactions to my crazy work.  Really fun.

Highlights were definitely seeing Mer and Golriz.  Such a warm and fuzzy feeling having Mer with me selling t-shirts again.  And seeing Golriz was so fun.  A chance to remember how terrific she is, fun and inspirational.  I MISS having people like her around me (often).  I was so lucky to get to work with them and laugh all the time with them.  Great memories.

Sunday we went to Rockville late for parcheesi, and then pizza with Lee.  Lots of fun.  On way we saw my HM cards at CVS.  SOOOOOOOOOOO cool.  I really felt proud and happy.  A big accomplishment.  Still looking for backup on my ballsy decision to go out on my own.  This is a big boost.

and, fingers crossed we found a new place.  What is meant to be will be.

THIS WEEK > last days at corcoran.  Feeling really anxious about that.  Saying goodbye to a huge part of my life.  forever.

Friday, August 1, 2014






HERE - - - >

  bad news : we have to move

  good news :  ?