Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Tuesdaily - baby reads, kickstarter update, new toy order,

Guppy broke her sleeping-late pattern this morning by waking up wailing just before the alarm went off - and went back to bed two hours later, so I don't think she was really ready to get up yet. Yesterday, I had the monitor with me as I worked in the basement, and when she woke up, she rustled around for a little bit, then cheerfully said, "Hi!"  She waited just a moment, then said again, "Hi?"  And I hollered, "Hi!" back at her, and she giggled and was quiet until I came and got her.

She loves reading, possibly more than anything else.  She will pile our laps with books and then sign 'books' at us.  "Booo? Boooo?"  Nothing makes her happier than turning to her favorite page in any given book and having someone read it to her.  (Almost every book has a favorite page.)  And she will entertain herself with a book, too, babbling the stories to herself as she turns the pages.  Yesterday, she went one step further and... well, I know it's not technically reading and is just memorization, but just LOOK how pleased she is with herself:

(7 second video on Facebook)

Today I've ordered a new printer with my Kickstarter earnings - I'm downgrading, because the 4000 is just more printer than I want on my desk and I want to get rid of the space-hogging 17 x 22 inch media. The R3000 sounds like it handles the thick media I use much better, so I suspect it will actually be an upgrade.  I am eyeing a new scanner, too - but the one I really want is $2500, and I just can't justify that kind of expense for something that ultimately only serves my own artwork.  The reviews make me absolutely salivate, though.  It is an 11 x 17 bed, and it picks up really fine and light pencil details in sketches, which is something lesser scanners just can't do.

In related news, Fantastrix is SOLD OUT. I have two copies un-claimed, and I'm keeping them.  I am going to reprint, but the second edition will be the more standard 20 page coloring book, lacking 6 of the pages of the Kickstarter edition, to keep sales simpler (and to reward my beautiful Kickstarter patrons!), and it won't happen immediately.  Prices on all coloring books will be going up with the new year, just as a warning! http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/coloringbooks.php

I am printing the very last of the *Asterix copies now, including the +10 copies that I reserved for off-Kickstarter sales, and printing two more pages of ACEOs to replace some that got messed up. (Or missed - I think I just counted wrong and missed a page of Dotminatrix ACEOs...)  I think the very last orders on my desk - just 7! - all require something I'm waiting on,  I'm very excited to have this all wrapped up. Packages are arriving at their homes, and I'm gleefully imagining how happy people are as they unpack them.

I will be sending out Sketch Fest payments today, and doing laundry. Debating bread! 
Tags: coloring books, emg, guppy, kickstarter, photos, videos

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