Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million
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Mondaily with blueberries, wind, and making lemonade out of broken flowers...

Friday I went blueberry picking with M. We couldn't have asked for better weather - it was sunny and beautiful, and although it was crazy-early for them to be ripe, they were, and our summer had clearly been much kinder than the previous one. The picking was fair to good, and we each got at least a quart. Delicious blueberry pancakes were enjoyed all weekend.

Saturday was far less lovely. My delphiniums did not survive the winds and rains!



I made lemonade from those lemons, and found a perfect spot for a GIANT vase of flowers.



Shown with child for scale.

And in case you need proof of wind:



This morning I got orders out. I mailed off the last stragglers for the Sea Monster Month project - I was waiting for print selections and finally picked randomly for the last few. Project FINISHED! Also, a Portrait Adoption print went out, and a handful of coloring books. I also delivered more coloring books to a bookstore in town - they've been delighted by how briskly they are selling. I invoiced a new wholesale order to a gift shop in town, and Amazon has my next shipment, though they haven't unpacked it yet.

Orphan Works is the hot topic among artists... again. I am not particularly worked up about it. Like last time, well-meaning people are spreading a lot of mis-information. Much of what I wrote last time is still apt: http://emg-zine.com/item.php?id=396 And as always, the best way to protect your work is, ironically, to share it. If you have your work in YOUR galleries throughout the web, you are easy to find, and very difficult to legitimately orphan.

I am working on the color version of the Dotminatrix cover, and also on a whole BUNCH of new coloring book pages for two projects I can't really squee out loud about yet.
Tags: coloring books, guppy, photos, weather
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