Tag Archives: Thing Do

What A Day!

For a Wednesday, this has been pretty eventful!

Which much of the day was spent in the studio cranking out items to sell on Sunday, I also managed to improve my swimming a bit, leave my ATM card in an ATM, listen to a whole book, run some errands, receive several much-anticipated deliveries, and generally “enjoy” that sense of having WAY too much to do, and nowhere near enough time and money in which to do it.

I have never before so much looked forward to the winter holidays as a time when almost-nothing will happen!

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Last night I finished this pendant, an etched-and-enameled sterling silver medallion with an asymmetrical marblewood setting. It makes me happy.

Today, I got my new business cards, which (at least in my imagination) are visually and verbally engaging.

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I realize some of the text is tricky to read in the photo, but the point is that the fairly unremarkable, factual text is sharing space with glossy linework of my own devising.

As far as all that other stuff on the thing-do list, I guess I don’t need to list it out here. So, I won’t. Just trust me, there is an awful lot to do!

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17NOV: Midday Progress Report

Hand-colored print. Man, I like this one. Maybe I'll keep it.

Hand-colored print. Man, I like this one. Maybe I’ll keep it.

Busily hustling and bustling still. So much thing-do!
I hate to admit it, but part of me knows this week is going to fly by and be over in a blink, and I’ll never be able to figure out what all the hustle and bustle was about. But I am FULL of ideas for stuff to work on after that.

14NOV: More Color And …

Block print, hand pulled with water soluble ink, hand-colored with watercolor paints, plus pearlescent accenty.
Block print, hand pulled with water soluble ink, hand-colored with watercolor paints, plus gold + silver pearlescent accents.

While this might look pretty cool here, it looks even cooler where it is sitting on my table, waiting to dry completely before I slip it into its plastic sleeve for display and (hopefully!) sale.  Continue reading 14NOV: More Color And …

13NOV: Paint By Colors

More hand-coloring of relief prints this evening.

If I had a hundred of these, I would color them all differently. And never get tired of it.
If I had a hundred of these, I would color them all differently. And never get tired of it.

There are 2 more behind the jump cut. I spent a lot of time today working frantically on the calendar / coloring book thing, doubting decisions I made ages ago, and reminding myself that getting it done (at all) is swiftly becoming more important than HOW it gets done.  Continue reading 13NOV: Paint By Colors

10NOV: Calendar Peek

A calendar featuring a dozen of this year's original prints, conceived and executed precisely to encourage coloring-in. I will probably hand out colored pencils to anyone who wants a set to go with their calendar.
A calendar featuring a dozen of this year’s original prints, conceived and executed precisely to encourage coloring-in. I will probably hand out colored pencils to anyone who wants a set to go with their calendar.

This is one of the projects I have been tending all year, and although it is not quite what I originally had in mind, I believe it is (a) better than no coloring-calendar at all, and (b) really not bad. Of course, it is easy to say that when it is so squinty like, in the proofing stage. Also, getting one calendar out there opens the door to another, and another.  Continue reading 10NOV: Calendar Peek