Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Disgusted by president and ban and willing and planning to fight.

Saturday party in Rockville

Sunday protest in DC

Hard to concentrate on work, but I must try

Thursday, January 26, 2017

distrated by news and jimmy and news.

working on drawings and valentine prints.

somehow the world will stabalize.  right?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Another gloomy day (we were promised sun)

Valentines came in, and I spent lots of time sending them out.  Still have more work to do.

Not much more to report.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Long weekend in DC with inauguration Friday and Woman's March on Saturday.

March was so much fun and amazing.  The crowd was enormous, and it was just so much fun to be a part of it and to see all the different faces and signs.  Hoping it leads to even greater things.

Friday was nuts with protests right up our street.  Such a feeling of menace in the air.  Glad nobody got hurt.

Lots of rain and darkness and fear and outrage and dread.  I just want to purge it all and move on, but that's really impossible.  Things have changed for good.  We just need to learn how to live with it.

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ps - forgot our anniversary (10!!) in all the hubbub.  Happy Anniversary to US ! ! !

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weird time leading up to the inauguration tomorrow.  The city is bracing for the worst.  Batten down the hatches, and make an emergency evacuation plan.  It's really crazy and scary.

Happy to hear its going to rain.


And got quick valentines in to VP

Back half of January needs to go better then front half.  All VERY typical after the rush of December.  But it never feels good to be this unmotivated.  Things are getting done, but at a less then inspiring pace.

heading home.  then maybe to a little goodbye rally for Obama at 7.  we'll see

Monday, January 16, 2017

Finished printing brookes today - a looooooooooong road, these 3 prints.

MLK day today.

Bracing for Inauguration (Friday) and excited for protest march (Saturday)

Anxious for 2nd half of the month.  Lots to accomplish, and big hurdles to overcome.  Fingers crossed things go well.

Remi still doing well.  10 laps around the studio this morning before settling down.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Better day mentally.

Went to Home depot this morning, and also got new envelopes.  N o t  s u r e about them.  Feel a little unsettled with how they look packaged with the cards.  I chose 3 colors -- and bought enough for the year.  Ugh.  I know they are the right direction.  Just wish I liked them 100%

Loving 21 pilots.  Like Vampire Weekend - suddenly finding this huge trove of music that is so fun to listen too.  Just what I need!

Working tomorrow.  So much for my no work on Saturday policy.  oh well, lasted a one saturday . . .

Thursday, January 12, 2017

feeling kind of grumpy.  End of days blues.

Working on commission prints, and it's a long slog.  Hoping when all are finished and framed and stained I'll feel a little happier with them.  All I see are the little color and placement mistakes that I can't change without doing the whole thing over again (which drives me nuts).  All I want to do is start over again, but that is not practical.

Day off yesterday dealing with the water heater.  Not a fan of plumbers.  Bad memories of 1225 and 1425.  They NEVER have teh right f-ing equipment to f-ing finish the job.  NEVER.  Sure enough, they needed to come back this morning.

Remi still doing ok, as long as we stick to a strict 2 hour schedule of letting her out.  Even then she has lots of "accidents" inside.  Poor baby.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

working on "BROOKES" prints.  Slow going, but going well.

Remi a handful, but I'm staying patient.

Still cold, but warmer days later in the week.

Anxious about T***** bullshit.  It's all so disgusting.  Everyday is a new outrage.

Friday, January 6, 2017


First friday of the new year.  m i l d progress on all things branddave.  printed the cats today, in the forest and back in the car.  But as I was printing I was screwing around, waiting for the screens to dry, and just generally distracted.

Plan to print tomorrow, and back to drawing Monday.

Got some new envelope samples in, hoping to replace the paper bag brown.  Time for something brighter, but strangely, there isn't a lot of "stock" bright envelopes out there.  We'll see.

Remi is circling the studio.  Witching Hour!

r e c e n t s

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year!

Working on drawing and printing backlog.

Worked out ccnow (i think) which is a relief.

my printer - not so much.  Need to bite the bullet and buy a new (old) one.

Remi still coming to the studio regularly.  She gets so worked up around 4.  It's crazy.

Took down my holiday signs on 14th, and need to settle on a new image for new ones.

Got massage last night.

Want to keep busy.

January always is tough.