Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Hold onto your hats! Lots of updates!

Weekend report

Swim class was a little less agonizing this week - we had about 20 minutes of 'this is okay, I guess.' She splashed and kicked, and looked around, and was not exactly happy, but was also not miserable. Then things started to go downhill, and there was a crumpled face and protests, which quickly degenerated into gasping sobs of outrage. We left - but only a few minutes early this time, and not quite as upset.

We smoked many meats and cheeses this weekend, yum!

We cleared a bunch of old building supplies we had stashed in the basement, in preparation to get the washer and dryer delivered, and took a load of semi-useful leftovers to the transfer station. We also dismantled the old post that was still in by the stairs, in preparation to get the guardrail installed. (It had supported a desk, years ago, and we left it in place thinking we might build our own guardrail around it.) I am thrilled to see it go - it was... really ugly. It also leaves the stair opening more gaping and scary than before. I am REALLY looking forward to the guardrail. There will be photos.

I went to gaming on Sunday, and Guppy slept for 3 and a half hours while I was gone. (!!) I got much needed social (arguably) grown-up time and it was AWESOME.

Other announcements:

New contest up at Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1104

Progress on this:

I'm still fiddling with text, but have refined the artwork significantly. It will receive some old-timey photo-style colorization once I'm happy with the graphite base. ($5 to receive this on a postcard and help sponsor the work!)

Great new issue of EMG-Zine up: http://emg-zine.com

And I'd like to point out, particularly, Melissa Acker's article on magic that artists do: http://emg-zine.com/item.php?id=876 and my own article on DPI: http://emg-zine.com/item.php?id=875 This addresses a bit of a pet peeve of mine. GO READ IT. Don't make me game-show blat you. The rest of the issue is equally awesome, and there's some amazing art. Today is the last day to submit stuff in the theme of wolves. GO DO SO.

Upgrading the lilypad for security reasons has caused the large file uploading to fail. *facepalm* I will try to fix that.

I have silly new artwork up at River Twine: http://www.rivertwine.com/artpageview.php?id=1735

I have prints and coloring books to mail today, plus a few other things.

And, baby photos:

7 months (and 3 days...)!
Tags: artwork, emg-zine, guppy, life, photos, torn world

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