Thursday, May 01, 2008

finally...

Some spring like weather and it seems everything has bloomed over night, the magnolias in front of the catholic school, the azalea bushes. For once, I was not freezing whilst waiting for the bus. It's crazy how good weather so influences my mood, hell even what time I manage to get out of bed and the difficulty thereof...Plus, not only was it absolutely gorgeous out, but I managed to arrive at the studio at the exact same moment as the UPS guy, who brought me all sorts of exciting goodies like bubble envelopes, a badly needed toner cartridge, more white paper, and, the piece de resistance, a killer tape dispenser. (actually I am seriously thrilled with this one, having been battling a rather sucky handheld one I never quite figured out how to use...)

May is my favorite month, nice weather before the humidity kicks in. Always the end of the school year (whether I'm in school or not, working where I do, it's always nice to see the place clear out..) dgp, as always has much planned, including the hightly impending (as in the next week or so) release of Maggie Ginestra's Darger poem series, a chap by Anne Heide, and a collaboration by Miriam Pirone and Edward Smallfield towards the end of the month. I am also gearing up for our booth over Memorial Day Saturday (courtesy of Handmade Chicago) at the Chicago Antique Market. I'll be making new stuff for that all month, as well as stocking up on chaps for the Printers Row Fair a couple weeks later.

I get to spend the whole day in the studio tomorrow since I'm library bound on Saturday, so I hope to make some progress on a few things there and at home over the weekend. I have some new collage and notecard ideas, some shadowboxes aching to be filled, and, of course, chaps to be printed. (*sigh*) Just thinking about it exhausts me...

1 comment:

Talia said...

I saw lilacs in bloom today...I must make a trip to my mother's where she has bushes and bushes of them. I always cut gobs of them and carry them home to scent the house...all that work and their dead within a day, but they only bloom once a year.

My mood is ridiculously influenced by the weather.