Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More more rain!  crazy.  Day after day of gloom and dreary weather.  First day back after a long Memorial day weekend and really only one day was sunny.

More of the same.  Getting back into the groove with work.  made it through most my list today, mailing out fathers day cards and ordering shirts.  Anxious to keep moving forward and sticking to a list.  I am crazy distracted always.

Remi pretty much the same.  Weaker every day but walking and functional.

loving Twin peaks, and all the blogs associated with it.

Getting a much needed massage tomorrow.  Weary back and arms form carrying Remi around, and the mental weight of this spring.  It's been heavy.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


crappy weather past few days, including the weekend, so we skipped with sidewalk sale.

Finally planted in Rockville, and had lazy (nice) Sunday.  Made strawberry shortcake and tended to ms remi.

twin peaks sunday.  cant believe it's been 25 years.

This week > lead up to holiday weekend.  Shirts finally up on website, and cards coming in today.  Anxious to get them all out before the weekend.

And draw!  I always need to draw.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun morning turned to caffeine poisoning!  Went to gallery talk at Hirshorn with Kelly Towles and POWWOW gang, and had strong coffee. 

Rough few hours later trying to get it out of my system, and recovering from a headache on top of it.  yikes.

Anyway - talk was great.  Nice to meet him, and hear their story.  Being on the Mall early morning in the sun with the sprinklers was memorable too.

Working on prints ordered, and thinking about life.  Priorities and fuck ups and work frustrations.  Gallery talk put things into perspective.  I get struck in my emotional bubble.

Anyway, finishing up for the day, then have to drag poor remi to the car in the bright sun and heat.  She absolutely hates it.  But when we get home, she is back to her (slightly) more energetic self.  The many moods of Remi Martin.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

working on getting shirts up and running.  Photographing them in the morning when the light is best.

Down on ccnow, so I'm switching carts, but it's a big undertaking.  I'm stalling.

Hot hot hot out. Kind of nice, but bad for ms remi.  I have the AC cranked, so I'm always cold.  I need to bring a hoodie!

Monday, May 15, 2017

monday is so unappealing after a working weekend.

Back to the studio, and back to setting up MCA in reverse.  Cards go back in their boxes, boxes come out, shirts get folded up, prints taken down.  It's all a bummer.  too much set up for a short day of open studio.

Worked on photographing shirts for website (hard).  never an easy task, but I'm finding my way.

Amazing weather is really great.  Supposed to be nice all week. 

I'll find my groove.  Just not today . . .

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Open studio not as busy as I would have liked. 

Whats the magic formula?  I feel like I've lost my marketing mojo.  Not sure.

Rainy week maybe didnt help.  Competing events.  Not enough effort getting the work out.

Spent the week preparing.  Made lots of shirts, and hung all my prints.  But can't help but feel discouraged.

But all my effort isnt lost.  The shirts had to be made anyway.  I need to build up inventory on hand.  there will be other events.


Monday, May 8, 2017

crazy busy weekend:
buying and ropping bedding plants in Rockville (50% off!!!)
managing Remi (pooping and peeing everywhere)
party at Tanys
Deinstall Artomatic
finding posting and selling glass table and lamp

Everything worked out well, but was a lot.

Busy week preparing for OPEN STUIOS saturday.

Making shirts, which is fun with the new press.

Friday, May 5, 2017

more of the same as week progressed!

fits and starts.  So strange, it's like I'm swimming against a big current.  When I think I have something figured out, I run into more troubles. 

Ordered shirts, returned shirts.   Always the same story.  The perfect shirt just can't be found at a reasonable price in good colors that I can transfer on.  Think I've settled on these CANVAS ones, but they have little things about them that bug me.  Same with the transfer paper.  Ugh

REMI"S BDAY TODAY ! ! ! ! ! !  15 ! ! ! ! ! !
So funny - hex made pancakes after I convinced him that was easier then an actual cake.  We decorated them, took out our phones, and before we could get any good pictures or video she had eaten them.  It was a little ani-climatic, so we did another photo session with milkbones.  That was more successful.

Can't believe she made it to 15.  Very slow, but still very much alive and happy.

XOXOXOXO to miss remi

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

half step forward, 5 steps back.

Not completely satisfied with new transfers.  Frustrated with how they feel and show on dark colors.  Limited to only white shirts , or light heather, and feeling stuck.  That won't look so great on a table, a sea of blah . . .

Trying to get up and running making them, and keep making errors, wrong shirts, wrong size, wrong color.  I want to pull my hair out (what I have).  And finding little glitches with the press.  Think I have it figured out, only to find new problems.  (super frustrated right now).

Can't seem to get in a groove, with anything.  Grrrrrrrr.

Issues with website











and on and on and on

Monday, May 1, 2017

Loving Gorillaz Humanz.  Nice transition from twenty one pilots.  music makes the world go round (and keeps me moving)

Liking the new heat press.  Things progressing.

Artomatic closing saturday.  Another trip out there this past saturday.  Ready to say goodbye to this show...  disappointing.

Finished City dogs prints.  now on to other things.  Things where I actually make $??  We'll see.

4 more days until remi is 15! 

Fun time in Rockville Sunday with Hexy (!).  Nice to have him back at the parchessi board.