Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Horrible news day - shooting in VA and little panda baby died.

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feeling creative, which is n i c e .

Friday, August 21, 2015

More of the august same.  Finished up "production" prints and winterberry, but not much new and exciting.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


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I can't stop eating half popped popcorn from trader joe's

I can't stop eating Popsicles from Trader Joe's

The studio tomato plant is about to die completely - will the last tomatoes be carried to term before this happens?

The money trees are growing like crazy.  Wish my money was!

My VANS are starting to be stinky.  Always happens eventually.

Paula's print almost finished!

My black printer ink ran out - of course!

I like my new cards

I wish I could think of another mobile drawing.

Tomatoes + basil + mozzarella is fantastic!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

so so sidewalk sale

didn't really factor in that it was deep august and the city is empty (kind of)

oh well - made a few sales

hot hot hot - working on Paula's winterberry and trying to think of new work.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mixed bag of a week - very typical.

Felt more focused and accomplished early on.  towards the end I was focused on how nice it was outside, and how I felt stuck inside.

Reworked cards on Tuesday, and women's t's today.  Not completely settled, but better than before.  At least some good designs were added - more current options.

Started Paula's Winterberry, but need to finish up next week.

Made lots of FLAG shirts - printed!  Hope they sell well tomorrow for our pop up sidewalk sale.  We'll see.  Included kid's too.  Anxious to see how they are received.

IT'S VERY AUGUST.  I comment on it every year.  Things slow way down.  People leave, and generally everything comes to a grinding halt for a few weeks.  Time to settle in, and realize that September always comes way too fast.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

working (trying) on new cards.  slow going.

Also making another WINTERBERRY reprint for Paula.  Kind of fun, I haven't made one of these  for a long while.

Standard weekend.  Nice to visit Hex's mother saturday, and avoid traffic on the way home.  Rockville Sunday.

Lots to accomplish next few days.  Thinking about another sidewalk sale saturday, so I need to prepare.  And I need to draw.  I always need to draw!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

fun day at the studio going where my head told me to.  just being creative

past few days I've been making "wood specific" prints.  Little special prints made specifically with the wood in mind.  And I'm really happy with how they are turning out.

cutting paper, drawing, scanning.  All felt good.  I've got to get my head away from the idea of drawing one design with a clever caption that I can use for prints, shirts and cards.  Instead I'm much more content just making things, and seeing where it takes me.  (hopefully it will add up to something).  Much more fun anyway.

ok, time to call it a day.  LOVING soundcloud and apple music.  Finding all these old / new mixes, and it's great fuel for my creativity!

overlord mobile layout

mobile reverse side

gull reprint - especially proud of this version

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SPECIAL THANKS to the amazing, fantastic, helpful, supportive, energetic, thoughtful, incredible, unyielding, indomitable, super-terrific HEX, for all his help this past weekend, and in all the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years that came before!!!!!  I couldn't do a scintilla of what I do without him!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

studio update

I HATE FB - reaching anybody now means paying for it.

Saturday crew!  Yay MER!

BUTT - typed email somehow addressed to Mer - random!

great successful weekend chock full of activities.

Dog days went well -- all the prep paid off.  We started around 12 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday.  Story District event at TOWN Saturday night, and HAZE preview Sunday in VA.  All lots of fun, and put me in touch with fans, which is so helpful.  Weather was blistering, but time was on our side because the shade came in pretty quickly.  Drank lots of ice tea.

Saturday was the better day - usually is.  People are ready to spend. So nice to have Mer back again this year!

Nice to get the feedback on designs, in terms of what people like and ignore.  Fancy/schmancy is a dud!  cat with paws up a hit!  Ignored birds is a dud, but bossy squirrel always makes people laugh.  Bitches is losing it's luster, but why I otter is still a hit.  And this time I heard nothing about how small women's shirts are.  Funny.  Oh - and lots of kid's tees requests.

Sold a bunch of little prints, a few mugs, lots of shirts, and tons of cards.  People really love stocking up on $1 cards!

Prices were low, but I wanted to keep the sidewalk sale vibe.  Nice to be back in the neighborhood, but had to explain many times about my move, and my new (hard to envision for people) location.

Last minute flag t was a hit!  Really happy to have found a simple design to get rid of all my large dark shirts.  Ha - such a bsur move.  I remember amassing all that dead blank stock and printing random one-color designs on it all.  so many memories…

Anyway, lazy Monday (but aren't they all??).  Super hot, home stretch through summer.  I want to make the most of it, as always!!  Fall always comes up so fast.