Friday, May 29, 2015

Dear dave,

not much to talk about.  Still settling into the studio, and trying to stay productive.  Anxious to make new work, but I always get stuck on the need for content.

Glad to finish up a logo, and commission.  A good week I guess.  Happy it's friday, and all this goes off the plate for a few days.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


wretched day trying to draw (1) ONE dog.  Spent most of the day trying -- at least 100 drawings later, and I still have no success.  I really want to scream.

Good weekend -- saturday went to the pool, sunday in rockville for steak and parcheesi.  Summer has officially started.

I wish I could finishing this drawing !  !  !  !  !  !

Friday, May 22, 2015

Jerky people making plans they don't keep.  A string of them today, and a week ago.  Stuck dealing with them (if I want to sell these last tables etc), but knowing all along they are going to disappoint me.  oh craigslist.

Holiday mode settled in yesterday, and continued on in today.  Was still productive -- including trips to Buzz's this morning.  It's a must to re imagine those spaces.  They are so stale.

Reworked my site.  OUT WITH THE OLD.  Time to make new new new.  It's time.

All the plants are thriving at the new studio.  Excited to see it continue!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

mixed bag today.

new iphone battery - hopefully that will last.

nice to be back in georgetown (waiting for phone).  Familiar yet really different.  T H I N G S A R E A L W A Y S C H A N G I N G.  It's crazy.

Funny to see how urbanoutfitters continues to reinvent itself.  This new version is more polished and very zen.  Color is O-U-T.  I just wanted some fun bright shirts.  Nowhere.  All is beige, grey, or white.  We are all supposed to be in communes smoking pot and growing little house plants and listening to records.  Ridiculous wall of $30 albums.  clutter is OUT (too)

liking the studio, but need to work on lighting.  I was lucky to get Joren's bright lights last time.  Need to work that out here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

good past few days.  Actually finally printing in the new studio.  I kind of stopped working on the space.  Much of it is mid move.  I have essentials out, but the second layer of things I need are going to start needing places to be.

And things keep going missing after the move.  Yesterday it was my 5&1 tool.  Never found it.  Today it's my knife.  Where did I put these things!

My body is still awkward in the space.  I need to get used to where to stand and where to be.  It's like I'm a dancer learning choreography for the first time.  I still feel all clunky walking around.  Yesterday I slid on the bathroom floor (wet shoes / long step).  Things like that . . .

anyway, nice to be getting back into the swing of things.  I'll find my way.

Chris, friday

Friday, May 15, 2015

fun time with Chris today - just who I was looking for!  Really excited about him going forward.

now: weekend!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

sleepy evenings and headachy days.  Maybe allergies??

Great time with jord yesterday, and with Hexy this morning, planting the beds in Rockville.  Such a yearly ritual.

Work going so so.  Made it through a M A J O R sticky wicket on Tuesday.  I can't even believe I managed it, but I did!!  That leaves me with free brain space to create, and take care of all the other things on my list.

headache this afternoon meant I was much less productive then I wish I was.  Going home now to take my baby Remi O U T !

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

morning with Jord!


Plants in - again

Monday, May 11, 2015

good productive monday!

getting used to the new space, and where to put things and do things.  Went through a cycle with screens, and everything seems to work fine.  it's a revelation.  Need some extra work on the water floor, but for the most part it's all contained.

Cafe Asia with the chicken ladies tonight, so I better leave now.  I need to take into account that it takes longer to "slip" home now.


Friday, May 8, 2015

built new desk!
got haircut!
another friday over

Thursday, May 7, 2015

thursday > over > already

wish i accomplished more today.  Maybe I laid some groundwork.

weather is great.  Still focused on drawing, and not getting a lot done.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Getting more adjusted to being in the new studio (all day)

It starts out like detention, then gradually feels more normal.  I really like the view and feel out my sliding glass door, and the quiet hum of air conditioners.  Reminds me a lot of Tenley -- that more residential feel.  Much more calming then the crazy traffic and sidewalk noise on 14th.

I cleaned out the bathroom (print) clutter, and hung a bunch of prints.  Happy with the result.  Not completely content with the overall look of shelf clutter, but it will get better as things get settled -- or I'll just get over myself.  It's a studio first, gallery second.

Weird to be going though this all again, after the big transition in October.  But I don't think I ever felt settled in the studio after I made that change.  Somebody called it "abandoned space", and that's really true.  It was amazing to have all that room, but I felt like an empty nester.  The scale of this new space feels better for one person.  And the deck is just a huge amazing bonus.

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  R E M I ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Monday, May 4, 2015

First official day in the new studio.

Feels weird - I'm not used to the big change yet.  But I think I'll be happy here, and that it's a perfect scale for me.

Really love having the big window and patio - I knew that would be a huge plus.

Spent most of the day putting stuff away and sorting.  Nice to have it more organized, but I wish I could just put EVERYTHING behind closed doors and have a big empty clean space.  There is so much stuff I need (out) to work.

Good weekend - massage, Rockville, hamburgers, metro, parcheesi, metro diner.  All the usuals - with a huge load off our backs.

Friday, May 1, 2015

what a cluster f#ck this move turned out to be!

We could have been much easier on ourselves and consolidated our 50 million trips.  Finally, 15 days later we are moved in.  (actually I have a few more things still at 1716)

It's just crazy

The light table was just impossible.  It turned into such an ordeal finding and scheduling labor to move the thing!  day after day of delays and frustration.  This morning it went sooo smoothly, hex and I were both amazed.  Less than an hour!  Shocking.

Anyway, this afternoon we spent a few hours pulling the layout together, and I feel much better about the spacing.  Relieved.

It's friday, and time to go home.  What a horrible few months it's been.  From the phone call from Tom on the snowday in February telling me the pipes burst to now, sitting at my desk in a new studio.  A direct line of anxiety and misery.  Moments of massive relief, then fear, then frustration, then 5 more scoops of anxiety.


Life can continue now . . .