This week at work has been evil and busy. More evil than busy. Chocolate was needed after dinner so Eric and I went to the co-op for the goods. They were giving away free daffodils too! Apparently someone bought 200 daffodils for their birthday today and they gave them to the co-op to hand out. Kind of sweet and odd all in one. I took one though. I’m going to take it to work to brighten up my little inky corner of the print shop.
But for this evening it can stay on my makeshift altar with John Taylor.
Some cute mail arrived for me today too. These little things really do brighten my day! Friends in Ithaca, NY sent this drawing and a pressed penny. Cute! I kind of want to frame this one. I hope you had a great Wednesday as well!
(((Happy 800th blog post!)))
I usually don’t buy shirts with prints on them. I would usually prefer to print my own. I can’t shell out the money for a shirt when I know how much it actually costs to print shirts. But this one…I might make an exception for!!
Buy your own squirrel love shirt here!
I’m working on some new shirt designs. I found some vintage embroidery patterns that I want to put on shirts. I have 100 images to work with. I have 50 state birds and 50 state flower patterns I have to scan and tweak before we do some test printing! I think these old patterns are just delightful!
I found this bright and early this morning.
I’ve finally decided to suck it up and get a stack of prints that I own framed. I’ve been putting this off for years. Really…years. What is the point of having beautiful prints if you don’t have them on your walls?! I have bare walls in my office and I have very lovely prints. There is an easy fix to bare walls problem! I have a feeling I’m going to drop a pretty coin on framing. I need to have some custom frames made for my big and long prints. I’m happy to finally be able to see all of the prints. I can’t wait to show them to you!
This is what I’m listening to tonight. How about you?
We ate a mound of french fries.
Fremont was packed today! We got there right after the naked bike parade ended. I don’t think we’ll ever go there on parade day again! Too many people.
Pirate ship van! There is an Art Car show every year at the fair.
Spiderman in a gorilla mask was dancing.
This was the front of Spideman-Gorilla’s van.
I guess this will have to be my next car.
I made a few purchases at the Fremont Fair! I bought this awesome shirt with a squirrel riding a scooter on it!
I also bought this Headphone Kitty print! Hand printed by my new vegan friends!
Cheryl and her fiance own Stuff You’ll Love. You might remember me posting about her here a few weeks ago.
Today I also finally had the chance to pick up my vase I made at my glass blowing class at the beginning of June. Juniper was very curious to see what I had.
We were both so interested to see what was inside! I think Juniper was a little more excited though.
Did you have a good weekend? What fun things did you do?!
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Today was reprint Saturday at the print shop.
one inky knee...
And 4.5 hours later…reprint Saturday ended! I spent some quality alone time with my press and cranked out all of the reprints the salesmen could ever want!
I made a big purchase tonight! I finally bought the Canon Rebel T2i digital SLR camera I’ve been lusting after. My dad offered to send me his 35mm camera that he doesn’t really use. I’m pretty sure he bought that camera in the 80’s, but he has a few lenses for it so I’m going to buy an adapter for my camera so I can use his lenses on the Canon Rebel. Super! I pulled a Tom and Donna tonight and I am super happy!
I have a wall of shame at work. Sometimes the salesmen leave me fun notes that I save. I also work with someone who cannot for the life of him spell my name properly.
I did bail a friend out and print some reprints for him.
Suede additive to be mix whith colors. This note is from my co-worker who can't spell my name. Tell me how he spelled "suede" and "additive" correctly and didn't get "with."
Saria see Lindsy. It should be "Sarah see Lindsay."
The old guy I work with is fiesty and decided to label a piece of artwork. He also signed it so we know who labeled that piece of artwork. He's awesome!
The treatment my doctor prescribed to me seems to be working! I’m not 100% and I don’t expect to be there for a few days, but I DO well soo much better than I did yesterday!
I made this cute shirt for myself today at work! Hoot hoot ya’ll!