Everyday Adventures

I got my article done after dinner last night and then pretty much ignored the computer. I needed a break. Spectrum was in town for the evening (a bit of back and forth now because of the move) so we chilled on the couch watching TV. Now, tonight, what I thought would be an hour of detail inking on tomorrow’s comic ended up being a bit more than 2 hours before I could scan and upload it.

I really like the fact that I’m adding detailed backgrounds and I totally love my double-line style (things look so wrong without it, now, and will glare at me if I miss a section) but wow is it taking more time! But, you know, that’s just the way it goes, I guess. I don’t think I’d be happy if I went back to not using it, but I’ve got to get faster at it or something. As it stands now I still have no buffer built up for May’s increase. Oh well, I will prevail.

Now I have a dilemma: do I work on the script (which has gone untouched since this weekend), start another strip (get a smidge ahead on next week), start my next eHow article (I already have some of the beads and materials out from the last one) or read one of the books that came in? Decisions, decisions. I think the script is winning only because it’s had the least amount of time-spent this week. And I can start one of the books before I go to bed. Deal.

And I have a new wish-list item: a print gocco machine. I love the idea of being able to do little screen prints for cards and things and I really want to revamp some of the greeting cards I designed a few years back. One line I might actually be able to consign to a local shop that carries similar merchandise and that would be very, very cool, indeed. Plus, you know, it’s a new toy and I’m all about that.

But seriously, it is a business-related purchase. Which reminds me, I really should set up an Etsy store for those etched necklaces and stuff like that (Palmie reminded me of that a couple weeks ago and I really don’t know why I didn’t think of it before for those) and this that could a) help clear out my craft room as I use up materials and b) get some more income coming in. Right now I think it’d be cool to be able to go down to 4 days at work, even if it meant two half-days instead of one full day off per. It’s a thought, anyway.

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