July 8th, 2005

fairysquash

Grumpy, Part II

Argh!

Having another spinning-my-wheels kind of a day.

Didn't art first, but I painted a few hours last night, so I consider that okay.

I have orders to go fill, and plane tickets and hotels to reserve, and this darn book to finish, and SO many emails to write back to, and... and... and...

It's rainy and misty and my back hurts, and I just want to curl up on the couch with the cat and pout.

My cryptic ego-smooshing last night was the results of InConJunction. I sold a whopping $5. I wasn't really expecting to sell *everything*, but I wasn't exactly hoping to lose $51, ya know? It was my first mail-in Con, and either a) I did something wrong, b) My art does not sell, or c) the Con stunk. In today's mood, naturally I'm leaning towards a or b... but it won't keep me down for long.

In fact, here, have an auction: My first ACEO original. Have some original Ellen art, starting at .99!

Only black and white, but if bidding goes high enough, I'll custom color it. Hmm.. shoulda put OOAK in the title, probably. Any input welcome. I might not bite. I've got two more I might post, and two LEs at home to eventually post, too. We'll see how these go - they sure are fun! I might do some for trade even if I can't sell 'em.

'Nuff fun stuff, gotta run into town and do orders and EMG pay now. Soooo behind.
trapped

low, low end to the week...

Everytime I think, it can't get worse, it manages to.

I am at wits end.

My Epson 1280 WILL NOT PRINT.

My Epson 4000 will not recognize the paper sizes I tell it.

Epson help had no idea how to help me, because their pro-graphics technical service doesn't cover the 1280, and they didn't know what to do with my paper size problem, and the desktop (1280) people have no idea what to do with a 4000 driver conflict. Hey, why should I expect their drivers to cohabitate if their technical support won't talk to each other? Also, they find it laughable that I'm still running Windoze 98.

Believe me, I'd go upgrade to XP today, if I had one single red cent left in any of my accounts that wasn't earmarked for purchases. I don't know how I'm going to afford what I've already committed to... the books, dragon*con plane tickets, I haven't gotten ANY followup from INATS. No purchases through the storefront, not since I put up EMG Lite. Zero in. Thousands of dollars spilling out of my hands with no return. After the bomb of a Con I just heard back from, I'm wondering if Dragon*Con is even worth doing?

Once again, completely dead in the water, second-guessing every decision I've made this year.

I just want to sit down and cry.

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But hey, great excuse for a new userpic, I guess...
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