Thursday, March 31, 2016

New cards came in - which I like for the most part.  Some could have been improved if I didn't rush them.  I always see flaws : (

Started new prints, and just before setting out on the "Gumby" one, I realized I forgot to color the dog correctly.  So glad I caught, because when I did, it made all the difference in the overall print.

Little better about following a plan today, although all the easy things are crossed off my list at the end of the day, and the hard things remain.  The things I'm putting off.  Isn't that the whole reason for the list in the first place?

made donation of prints to CDR, and used different tact.  Will see if it pays off…

Off to the gym.  My eyes have been bugging with the pollen!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Frustrating printing day.  this 14" x 14" piece of wood gave me problems all along!  Somehow I managed to pull it together (and not start over on a new piece of wood).  Print came out good.  It's a miracle.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Really nice day.  Hex keeps talking about how windy it is.

Home Depot morning getting wood for this week's print projects.  I'm using the circular saw on my own now - which is revolutionary!

March was a really fast month.  I hope April slows a little.  We went down to the tidal basin saturday, but it was hard to enjoy the reason we were there.  So many people, and so much confusion about where to meet Sheon.  My trip down the week before was much more peaceful!  We came home and crashed.

Same on Sunday, after a long day in Rockville celebrating Easter.  Ham and cheesy potatoes, wacky fruit salad, and 7 minute cake.

Coming up on my one year anniversary at 1811.  I really can't believe it.  Time goes by so fast.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ha - today my studio smells like burnt oven.  Somebody must be cleaning their oven, or they have old food on the bottom of it, and it's charring.  Anyway, it's better than yesterday!

Took a break this afternoon to walk down to the tidal basin.  The weather is great, and the cherry blossoms are peaking, so I was inspired.  The mall is so beautiful.  Open spaces, green glass, light breeze, and old gnarled trees.  Love it.

Warm again today, so the studio plants made their way back outside.  Finished up my "mobile prints" and Mantis/Monkey, and listened to a long podcast featuring RuPaul.  Such an interesting interview.

Not much more going on.  Quiet days at branddave.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My studio suddenly smells like a musty hotel room when you first walk in.  Slight smell of smoker and laundry and stale air conditioning air.  It's so weird!  I wish I knew where it was coming from.

Well into the week already.  Days go by really fast.  Working on print odds and ends, and finished up a commission drawing (waiting for feedback).

got a bunch of cards in, and sent them all out.  Wish I could come up with more.  For some reason the ideas are not flowing.  And I realized today that I'm not drawing half as much as I used to.  That right there is the problem.  Way too content to recycle rather then create.

Birds are happy.  Saw a squirrel up here yesterday, so I've been rationing the food so it doesn't sit.  We put the plants outside for the second time.  Hopefully this warmer weather will stick!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Beautiful morning in the studio.  Hex and I walked in and the room was warm sunny and inviting.  So glad to see spring arrive.  Winter wasnt so bad, but it's so nice to be able to enjoy the weather and light.

Enjoying the birds.  Keep thinking at some point I'm going to have to cut them off, but I doubt I ever will.  We are starting to depend on each other!

Remi slowing down lately, which of course concerns us.  Her 14th bday is May 5th!

Working on BITCHES reprint today, and hopefully more drawing.  We'll see.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Finished ice cream print today - and happy with it.  Biggest obstacle was the "branddave".  Messed it up twice, which meant sanding, painting, drying and reprinting TWICE.  Crazy.

Anxious about primary news tonight.

Not much more to report.  Sadly quiet days here at Branddave.  Maybe I need some ice coffee?

Junk mail is getting to be such a problem  Now I'm getting two of every message.  How on earth do I stop THAT?  And my operating systems are getting out of date - phone and computer.  I don't really like the solution to that.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Working on ice cream print, and a mobile.

Dropped prints at Avenue Jack - which is nice

good weekend.  Nothing super eventful.  Rainy so I didnt hike.  Rockville on Sunday nice.

coldish weather has returned, which feels right.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pretty good day.  AMAZING SPRING weather.  It will be super hard to go back to whatever remnants of winter might remain after this week!  The world is awakening!

Switched out prints at Buzz Ballston.  A big job in my head, but turned out to be not so bad.  Really nice to finally sell BRANCHES!

Finished Emi, and Jack, so it's time to move on.  Working on the ice cream cone, and the senior boston terrier.

Made a last minute postcard last night using JACK image.  I guess I like (need) to work down to the wire.  Anyway, idea for it came last minute.  Hope I'm not regretful when I open up the finished printed postcards, and say "why did I do this???"

Monday, March 7, 2016

weekend good.  great falls saturday, Rockville sunday.

warmer weather ahead, which is great.

nice to be selling more prints.  more than nice, fantastic.

glad to have my car back, all fixed up.

parts from the past

Two more big bags from the basement (rockville) of post college / early bsur days. Tons and tons of drawings, cutouts and copies.  Sorted through it all today, and went on a long stroll down memory lane.  Saved the best of the best.  Now that's been entombed in a red cardboard box, only to be discovered years from now, when the whole process will repeat itself.

testing colors, the old-old-old fashion way

kate moss fake-out

Friday, March 4, 2016

another week over!

car fixed, a few prints sold, but not a lot of drawing accomplished.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

watching the election progress (in disbelief)

watching the birds pile into the tray of food --they are so happy!

waiting to hear that my car is ready for pickup

Excited to use my window again, and make legal right turns!

Cold weather returned, but warmer weather will settle back in soon

Working on odds and ends prints.  Finishing up Emi and Yesterday, and dropping "cello" off at pixies later today.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016