Humble brag, but I have jetlag, and therefore I find myself wide awake at gone 2am. Seems as good a time as any for an update.
- Screenprinting is messy and laborious, so rather than do that for everyone else, we set up a drop-shipping thing for them, with the proceeds going to OWA. You can get sticker and t-shirt info at this link.
- After that, we popped over to Adelaide to visit some web folks Alex has been working with but never met. Had a very lovely time, and I got to pet wallabies! They're very soft! Also visited the natural history museum, botanical gardens and contemporary art gallery there. Very nice town, incredibly walkable, chill vibes.
- Spent some time (and a bit of Alex's) adding some new bits and bobs to the Deadpan Studio website, including RSS. I need to fiddle with it a little, but I'm glad to have it in even if it's a bit broken right now.
- I just love RSS. I think it's my favourite protocol. Everything should have an RSS feed.
- The last bit of art work I did was a flurry of activity to produce 5 small paintings to submit to an art show.
- The art show accepted them! Some of them are on display right now. I know I've already sold one.
- My paintings came down from the last show. None of them sold. But, I do now have some prints over at Wave's retail shop, and some of those have done.
- I've been testing out how it feels to say some different things to the question "What do you do?". Sometimes I say I'm semi-retired (sort of true) and do "jobs for good causes and paint a bit", sometimes I try "artist who keeps their oar in by contracting for friends" but a lot of the time I redirect with a self-deprecating joke. I'm struggling.
- Apparently /now pages are back in vogue. Just another place to feel guilty about not updating on the regular, imho. I absolutely would read yours, though, because I don't know how to keep up to date with everyone now the bird site finally died. Personal websites! Get one! Tell me about it!
- Wanna start a web ring?
- Did I mention I ❤️ RSS?