Wednesday, June 29, 2016

another day!

working on Bugz and prints.  rhythm going pretty well.

frustrated with X X X X X X X X.  so strange.

Amazing weather.  When I went out for a break it felt so cool and breezy.  September too soon.  Glad it's not.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

so so day.  Finally got to drawing after a lot of hemming and hawing.

progress made on a scale of 1 to 10?  6.5

Visited Michael in his new space, and feel really excited for him.  Nice to have a new spot to hang artwork.

June is almost over.  yikes

Monday, June 27, 2016

good weekend - sluggish saturday and busy sunday.

Worked on branches today, and switched out prints at Buzz.  Frustration with _&_, but in the end it worked out.  just glad I didn't have to go back a third time.

Weird trip to the pool on the way back.  I was determined to go since I was so close by, but immediately I wanted to be gone, so after I swam, I left.  Silly.

Anxious to move forward on everything on my plate, but things get stalled here and there.  I keep trying to refocus (THIS IS THE TIME TO GET THINGS DONE AND GET AHEAD).  Then I get distracted again.

Last dinner at Cafe Asia last night.  Sad to see it close.  Will really miss going there : (  IT's been a significant backdrop for the last 9 years. 


Friday, June 24, 2016

Today is that extra day in the week where things get wrapped up, but nothing gets started.

Lagging in my branches reprint - there are so many little frustrating pieces!

Got my haircut

Listening to news about BREXIT.  So much uncertainty and change swirling around.  Anxious for this year to resolve.  And especially for the election to be O V E R.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

sometimes an old song can instantly transport you - back to the exact time you remember listening to it.  Such an awesome thing.

randomly put on MINIMAL - Lobe mix (pet shop boys) this afternoon, and flew back in time to the little used cd store in georgetown on the corner of M St. where I used to stop in after work (ugh) and scout out all the indie remixes of bjork, depeche mode, pet shop boys and erasure.  Looking through the little sleeves, and asking for the physical cd at the counter.  Should I buy it??  Do I really need it??  I will love it!  The older guy, and the younger euro punky guy with the little circle glasses.  And the clunky headphones you could borrow in-store.  Such a moment in time - all lost and gone.  i get so nostalgic and sad and melencholy thinking about things like this.  My former self, making my way, frustrated with Adam and busr, happy the day is over, picking up a little cd to make my drive home fun, top down, cd blasting, all the way down Q st, alone.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

6pm and its dark outside!  yikes.  luckily its only rain and not early Fall.

ok day.  after working on print for a bit, I realize I need to redo the wood.  so it's back to square one.

excited to hear from LC, but sad to see MR at P's.  (jealous)

I have so much competition!

now it's pouring, so it looks like I'm staying here at the studio a little longer tonight.  Just keep working on the prints.

Monday, June 20, 2016

hot hot hot !

first day of summer 2016 (and a monday)

Trip to home depot, cards to TROHV, and finished up MUG SHOT.

pretty good day.

Friday, June 17, 2016

good day -

finished up mug shot print, and some other things - but mostly just that.  (hmmm-I should have been able to do more.  Maybe I should call it a so so day)

Weather is great.  We seem to be in a hot - hot - cool pattern.

Ready to leave for the day (week).  Heavy heart listening to all the Orlando / Pulse followup reports.  Such a sad story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Finally downloaded FIREFOX so I don't have those pesky Safari warnings anymore.  A revelation, and maybe a lifeline for my computer.  Safer too!  win win win.

Another summer day in the studio!  Sometimes I feel so isolated here.  No errands to run - so I just stay inside and work and distract.  But day after day of that and things get really stale.  Went for a walk, which usually helps.  I tend to want to high tail it back because I start thinking about things I should be doing.

Lots of printing which is such a cycle of wood cutting - wood painting - positive printing - screen making - ink mixing - screen drying - printing - drying - printing -  drying -  frame cutting -  frame glueing -- then shipping.  Lots of sweeping and sanding and fretting in between all that too!

Then the process starts all over again!

It's all good.  Really happy to have all the work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

not feeling so talkative.

Everything going well -- orders coming in which I'm really really happy with.

keep plotting the signs (esentially for TCP), then feeling discouraged, then plotting again.  Not sure if its a good plan or just a distration from wood.

anyway -- off to gym

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Really sad few days after massacre in Orlando.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunny friday afternoon, things winding down.  But actually ramping up as well.  Lots to do!  Which is good.

Commissions coming in, reprints.  Plans for future.  New products (?)  Its easy to get overwhelmed.

Busy this week wrapping up some commissions, drawing, and then getting a much needed massage Wednesday.  Overall good week, but I wish I could put the breaks on sometimes.  Days go by so fast, so do the weeks.  I'm always feeling a bit regretful of things I wanted to get done, but let go.  This weeks it's associated with gay pride.  Ideas didn't get converted into actions.

Looking around at what other people (companies / artists) are doing, I'm always so convinced I have so much untapped potential.  So much commercial potential.  I just need to find somebody better to sell, and get some wind under my wings.

Monday, June 6, 2016

random (green)

Donut day

2nd print up at Cork & Fork

Strawberry shortcake

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

spent the whole day glued to my computer, working on invite drawing.

started new C&F print, but just screen prep.

yikes, its already 6:15

time to go!