Friday, March 25, 2016

clean shirts

What an artistically productive day! I got three out of eight on my new card carved. It's looking...well it's in the middle right now so it's hard to visualize it being done but I think once I get eight out of eight, it'll look smashing! And there will be spot color to be done. Either way, I'm excited.

And I drew a quickie portrait. And a comic. Three different genres of art! Woohoo! Didn't tackle cleaning like I ought. Ma and Pa came over for a little bit too, but mostly to hang out with Celia.

Nice little weekend. Now to tuck into bed early because I have an early morning tomorrow.


Had a pretty good day at work. Did two full room turns, including the newly painted room. I also juggled the laundry timing alongside the room cleaning really well. Did a fluff too and the veranda door had blown up. I reported this to the boss so he knew that if the guests said their stuff had been ruffled, it was because of the door.

I listened to hella podcasts. Then it was a weekend! I have five shifts in a row which sucks because I can't take part in the caucus on Saturday. Celia provided with salad and toast dindins and I drew a comic and it was a nice night.

 I slept in, woohoo! Drew the comic earlish in the day, did another sketch, then got started on March's linocut card! It's a dog design, featuring eight very specific dogs. I don't know how I'll incorporate the text as the plan has changed, but I'm pretty happy with how it is shaping up. Got the head shapes all carved out so I just need to be very careful in the next stage. I think on Saturday I'll cruise by an art supply shop and get a new ink pad, because I think the one I've been using is starting to dry up. Course I've used that bad for the Pulali Point prints (100+) the Iris Street House cards (25) the January card (20) and the Valentine's card (25?). So that's a lot of impressions to make, moreso than usual for a stamp pad that would only ink small size stamps. Anyhoo! Yeah, need to get some more ink and maybe count how much bristol paper I have in the block because I might want to print a bunch of these dog cards.

Have a good night. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

schnitzel and noodles except there were no noodles

Fun day! I went to see Zootopia with Ma & Pa. We caught the 1:30 matinee and with more discounts on account of it being Tuesday and Mom and Dad having a regal card, all three tickets were fifteen bucks! But we got those after being stuck behind some lady taking forever to get the five dollar ticket, instead of six dollars. Like damn. She had no awareness.

Zootopia was cute. Nice character designs and animation. The trailers for the other kid movies were like gah though. Liek Angry Birds? ANOTHER Ice Age? Blueeehhh.

After the movie we went to Tizley's and I got the spaetzle and schnizle and salad and a cider. Yum yum I love that spaetzle. Afterwards I picked out some of the dirt from under my wheel wells because I didn't want to pick it out at home, though I guess I could have done it outside at home. My mind was in the mode of "don't want to mess up the garage" but dirt is easily swept out. Errr. Hope the big pile of dirt I left behind wasn't too much of a mess if someone has to clean that. Maybe it'll blow away in the night? And there's still more dirt to be cleaned out. It's really packed in.

Bee class was good! It's still such an onslaught of information. There's a second class that's four hands on classes coming up. I'd have to ask for all the Saturday's off. Maybe I should just find a mentorship. Problem with irregular hours: hard to plan long term around and I'd have to ask for allowances. I don't want to be the tricky one to time shifts. Have to decide pretty quick too, as it starts on the 9th. It's only four classes though. Hmmm.

Made a quick Trader Joe's run and went home.

Pitch didn't go through but I got a very nice email back. Might be able to pitch at a later date if I think of something good.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

red coat, on a boat

 Had a nice little shift yesterday. Turned a few rooms, other people did laundry and beds. It was an hour shorter to leave time to get to the dock to ride on the Adventuress, a 1913 schooner! Whee! Unfortunately I didn't bring a scarf or hat. I moved them into my closet so they weren't laying out in eyesight, so I neglected to bring 'em. Oops. But I had a raincoat and middle layer. Still chilly. I met Ella one of the other coworkers. It was a business outing, so bosses and coworkers and coworkers family was there too. What a nice thing to do! The schooner was great. New boom, good crew. We sailed back and forth out from Port Townsend. Saw the inn from the water. It was so cold though. Easy to forget how chilly it gets on the water. No buffer. There were coffee and cookies provided, that was great. Mmm. I had some nice chats with people and bosses and all that. Fun to see people out of work. I was wearing my Kate Beaton shirt too.

I took lotsa photos and lotsa selfies. The sun came out for a little spot, and there was a full rainbow from town to water. Beautiful.

On the way home I ate a gas station hot dog and cranked the car heat. I drew my comic and worked to get warm. Didn't catch a cold though, whoo!

Today I worked a laundry shift. So much hauling up and down. Laundry can get heavy, especially when you are holding a folded stack together. Many muscle groups. And Raechel taught me how to fold fitted sheets! I need a bit more practice, but that's a great thing to learn probably. A fleece blanket took damn forever to dry though. Bluh. I took a hard nap when I got home and pitched my Hermit Life comic to a web publication asking for submissions. Chatted with Celia who shared chocolate. Mmm.

Tomorrow I'm seeing a matinee with Ma & Pa and bee class. Nice day out of the house! Then I work on Wednesday, nothing Thursday, then Saturday through Wednesday and then three days off!

Still waiting on that refund check like damn.

Saturday is D&D too. I'm going to be one tired Trill!