A special jolly good fellow card going to a very special place to help someone remember a good fellow nicknamed Jolly, may he rest in peace. The stories behind where my cards are going sometimes move me so deeply it is indescribable.
You guys, the shop has cards! For the dads and the grads and a little something in between. The valentine’s ones will be getting a fancy makeover soon! Go check ‘em out. http://printandpillage.etsy.com/
I took a break from drawing…guess what I used that time for? drawing. Yes. I took a break from drawing only to draw more. WTF.
I’ve been making a lot of changes lately, geared towards health (because, honestly, I want to live for a long long time), and almond butter is one of the best things man ever invented. I’m a sworn addict now. Chunky, smooth, with cocoa in it….you name it. SO DELICIOUS it deserved its own little drawing. Everyone should go grab a jar of it.
Been sick on and off now for over a month. Minnesota weather doesn’t particularly agree with me sometimes (it snowed last week, guys — it’s April! what the heck), and so health and getting better in general has been on top of my mind daily. Soup doesn’t get rid of my colds, but it eases my tummy and tastes good.
Earlier last week I made a post over at my blogspot, because Google has decided to get rid of their reader (this makes me very, very sad — I loved google reader). It also gave me an opportunity to clean up house a bit. For those of you who would like to follow my blog but either don’t log onto tumblr that often, or just don’t have a tumblr account, there’s always a way to keep reading!
Bloglovin’ is pretty amazing, it’s a great place to have all of your favorite blogs/rss on (they will deliver your rss feeds to your e-mail if you prefer it that way), and it’s free. My blog’s already over there, if you’d like to follow it. And don’t forget to transfer all of your other subscriptions over, because once google reader’s gone, it’s gone!
Today’s just one of those days when I have to remind myself to breathe. I’ve lived in apartments all of my life, with a 4 1/2 year stint there in college dormitories, so I’m no stranger to hectic moving weekends. A few months ago, when plans of my brother and his wife moving closer to me fell through, husband and I finally decided it was time to move out of our tiny one bedroom apartment and into a bigger one; even if my brother couldn’t make it out here.
On Friday, Husband and husband’s best friend moved all the furniture and (a rather large) amount of boxes while I was cooped up at work trying to be productive and not think about the massive amounts of stuff I had to do. They were saying it was going to rain through our move. Honestly, I won’t say I didn’t panick. The thought of ruined furniture isn’t exciting; but when 5 o’clock came around and I was able to run out, I was greeted with clear blue skies, sunshine and melting snow. I took this as a sign. We had a lot of stuff to do, but at least we had help and it honestly could have been worse.
So we moved things, and it was all very chaotic, and I finally got to step into my new studio. Guys, I have never had a studio just for me — I did have one in school, but I shared it, and it was never truly mine. So ever since I graduated I’ve spent my days daydreaming about having my own creative space, how I’d organize it, what the luxury of just a small room dedicated to my art could help me do things I otherwise couldn’t. An art room/studio has been my perpetual daydream on those days when the dayjob was just too taxing and I needed to go to my happy place. It even has a view!
A small, currently frozen pond is there for me to stare at. I already saw ducks swimming around in the few thawed parts. I’m excited for it to thaw out and the snow to melt, but most importantly, I’m excited about our new place! My cat’s still trying to make sense of it all, and I feel bad because someone on the complex owns a beagle that keeps yapping and scaring him…. Hopefully next time we move, it’s into a house of our own. But for now, I already have so many plans for making some great things in our new place, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
I often feel like my posts for my shop and my posts for my personal blog/art seem to blend into each other a lot, but that’s what happens when only one person’s doing both things. It’s kind of insane around here due to us moving soon, but I managed to snap a few pictures amidst the craziness, just for posterity. Can’t wait to have a proper studio soon, though.
Happy weekend, everyone!
p.s: see that awesome pillow on the couch? it was created by Alyssa Nassner of Small Talk Studio — whom you all should go check out now. <3
Hello, awesome people. I just did a small interview on Rouge and Whimsy where I talked a bit about starting my own little paper goods business venture, goals, and inspiration. So head over if you’d like to read it! bonus: there’s a discount code for the shop!
p.s: hello awesome new followers! Thanks for getting on the Captain Jay ship. Welcome aboard!
Taking a break from being a busy homebody to share these with you. Every beginning of the year, I go through my camera and basically clean out my card. This time I stumbled upon a ton of pictures from our Summer, but here’s a few from a particularly fun day with friends. Our 4th of July last year. I can’t wait for it to come again! fair time!
And for those of you wondering, my husband’s the one in the white shirt.