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Mondaily Labor Day report

It's labor day, so I am laboring! I have finished selections for the next mermaids coloring book, and am down to the last three pages for the fairy tales coloring book (such HARD decisions!!). I have to re-scan my own zombie and dark fantasy submissions because I did not save them before Photoshop crashed on me. (Oops.) The rest of the submissions are spooling into the printer queue now. The Kickstarter is about 50% together - I need to do preview images and list artist names, and work on the video script. A lot of the guts are together already, at least, and the rewards all laid out.

Yesterday, we tackled the basement. We didn't really mean to, but Jake saw my (ohgoddisaster) workspace and nobly said, "This Will Not Do." We had a spare shelf in the garage because we bought new (better) shelving to go out there, so we had space to expand into. That meant a massive organization spurt, moving shelves, sweeping (the DUST, dear heavens...), and weeding of various things. My workspace, besides being tidied up considerable*, is also now GINORMOUS. We moved a shelf to a nook along the wall, and it opened up the space so beautifully. We had been planning to put a NEW rack of shelves in that space, but once we realized how crowded the shelf there made it feel, we ended up putting the shelves across the basement out of my office space entirely. It's day and night, how much nicer it is to work down here now. I want to buy a nice rug to cover the concrete, and it will be very homey and cozy.

It is raining again. The forecast says 'heavy rains.' It has been 34 the past several mornings and I am not sure my zucchinis are going to have a chance to grow much more. There is snow predicted for 2000 feet. This is my DISPLEASED face.

This week, stay tuned for the Return of Storytime (It's not broken!), August in review, a patron's update to Patreon, sketches from the gardens, and new fiction at Torn World.

I'll leave you now with some squid love:




*There is, I confess, a stack of 'dunno what' in one corner that badly needs weeded. Artwork in progress, letters, invoices, some sketchpads, a calendar from last year...

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frith_in_thorns
Sep. 2nd, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
Squid! :D
ellenmillion
Sep. 3rd, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
I confess that I've rolled around on the floor with the squid, too! It's an AWESOME squid... and just begs to be rolled around with!
kelkyag
Sep. 4th, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
<giggles>

It makes a fine hat, too.

Edited at 2014-09-04 12:33 am (UTC)
Jenny Heidewald
Sep. 2nd, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
Dunno what piles tend to proliferate...! :)
ellenmillion
Sep. 3rd, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
THEY DO. They terrify me.
kelkyag
Sep. 2nd, 2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
Workspace! Story time! Squid! Many cheers!
ellenmillion
Sep. 3rd, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Cheers and cheers and cheers!
ellettra
Sep. 2nd, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Adorable picture of the Gups as usual! That child is crazy photogenic! And while I am so happy for you about your new workspace, I am also wildly jealous, wishing I had the same thing. (Note to self: do something about this.)

As for your weather... this is my DISBELIEVING face! Didn't the snow JUST MELT there??? I know time flies and all, but holy cow, 34 degrees??

On the upside, hopefully there will be more moose posts once winter comes.
ellenmillion
Sep. 3rd, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
She is ALWAYS smiling. It's wonderful, and makes snapping photos easier - though she will go through these phases of 'No picture! No picture!' and running away.

It does feel like the snow just left! I'm not ready for fall! I'm REALLY not ready for winter!!
ellettra
Sep. 3rd, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
I do not blame you. You get sunny snow, though, right? Here once fall ends and the rainy season starts, it's heavy cloudcover for the next many months. No sun. Lots of clouds. Much rainfall. NO MOOSE.
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