well, its been an interesting time in the studio. my computer just couldn’t cope with the flurry and excitement of my website launching (thanks for all nice comments!) and up and died on tuesday night. yes, i did have pretty much everything backed up on a separate hard drive, but it has still made my life tricky, and also made me strangely emotional. i have had that computer for 7 years and it has served me well.
i knew it was on the way out but it still took me by surprise – especially financially. so while raph and i (who’s computer is also on the brink of death) slowly gather the money to buy 2 new computers, i have been working on leah’s computer and leah has been working from home. although it’s not been that bad, it still feels make-shift and i haven’t been able to settle down actually achieve much at all.
to add to the dysfunctional pain, my phone refused to text or dial anything with the 6 and 9 buttons, and my much-loved coat rack simply fell of the wall. i couldn’t help but feel everything was giving up on me.
feeling pretty sorry for myself, i tried to have a whinge to raph, who promptly snapped me out of it with one of his it’s-just-life/let’s-make-a-plan type talks, and now its all ok. really, he can work wonders. we get new computers on tuesday (YES!), and i checked my phone plan and its up TOMORROW!! (i have resisted for a while, but iphone here i come!)
when i have been managing to get some work done, there have been some pretty great things to put my efforts into – some new projects with GAS (including a cute one for my favourite japanese department store), poster artwork for an upcoming (very exciting) tour, graphics for another one of raph’s ventures (very soon) and making plans for next year (big changes!). also, our mobiles have been snapped up by lovely stores around the globe (including this one) and are also part of the design files xmas giveaway.
plus i have been distracting myself with lots bright things :
*composition i photographed as one of my new site backgrounds. i was so happy with it it hung around for few days
* baby beets from my garden and pretty ranunculus
* presents for awesome ladies from a very awesome lady – so 1989! so wild!
* ari making a card for leah (happy birthday leah!)
* another present from another awesome lady (this book is properly mind-blowingly good. pip, you are a legend). NB – fluro yellow nailpolish, thanks lovely bonnie)
* a private commission piece i just finished and is currently in transit to the framers.
PLUS another bit of brightness – my very very very amazing mum has started a blog. tune in for lots of musing on family and life and food and drink (and maybe some more drink). it’s just occured to me that between here, my mum’s blog and my sister’s blog you could pretty much know our entire life stories. how werid. and a little scary. (thank-god my dad doesn’t like computers).
anyway, that’s it for now. i tried really hard not to make this another whingey post. i hope that it wasn’t. you are nice for reading it even if it was. x