Did something to my back so the gym is out for a few days. No worries, I am swimming still. I should not put any fat on, even if I don’t take any off. Today is laundry day anyway and that takes forever….OMG just dry towels!!!! But my business still got some attention even though sitting at the computer screen is not helping the twinge. The things we do for the love of it.
Anyway, I wrote this vampire novel in the way, way back. It’s called, ‘The Red Mirror.’ Apparently a few of my friends loved the story, I loved the story. I reread the story and said, “Wow, this is a little 80’s.” But I still liked the plot. I’ve been updating and rewriting it ever since. The original was a whopping 21 pages long in ALL CAPS FOR SOME REASON UNFATHOMABLE TO ME. Currently I have 26 pages and 8 of the original draft to get typed into the PC. By the time I’m done it might be novella length. After the initial rewrite, I am going to get it up to 50,000 words if it kills me. Then I am going to shop this old ass story around because tween-teenager me was pretty damned creative. I could learn from her.
On the illustration front:
I completed my first http://www.Fiverr.com project and got 5 Stars (was there ever a doubt?) I also got a nibble on a second one. I will let you know when I am queen of my Fiverr Empire.
My #twoodle (search it pals!) this week was so cute (a platypus flying with balloons) that it inspired me to create another kids’ picture book. This one will be poetry. I may need help with the poetry as that’s one of those gray areas where I think I am awesome until someone reads it out loud. Ha!
My portfolio on http://www.1fuzzymonster.com is updated and the domain is working again! Yay!
On the Guinea Pig front:
We were afraid Winter had an Upper Respiratory Infection because he was wheezing more than ever. But he had no discharge (boogers/eye boogers) and was eating like a fiend (that’s his normal eating style BTW.) So I thought it might be allergies or heart failure since he is an older piglet. We swapped the bedding and the wheezing is back to normal. I have also ordered him heart support guinea pig food just in case. He is my buddy. I got to take good care of him.
The babies are all adopted out except for Johnny Bananas and his brother Jumper Jones. They’re 17 days old. They need to be 21 before they go in with the dudes (boars.) I am watching them like a hawk. If they start any older pig behavior they go to Dale to get older dude pig training before adoption. That should be the end of the accidental breeding unless one of these gals is a hermaphrodite.
It’s been a few weeks without my car and I’ve realized something very important about myself: I do not like when I can’t get to point B.
Also that I like to move around a lot but not when it’s cold. I’ve spent a lot of time indoors lately and not all of those hours were due to the enormous amount of time it takes to complete a 50,ooo word novel in a month. I have been writing until the fingers swell and then creating art until the eye starts twitching but mostly I’ve been avoiding the cold. I would love to retire to Florida at the ripe old age of thirty-five but someone needs to make my company grow and become even more infused with AWESOME!
On the work front I am attacking craft shows and banging out logos for a video company, a cake company and two bands. If you need a logo you should catch me while I’m on a winning streak. Fast turn over is complete with your files and a heady dose of sarcasm. The files are free. The sarcasm is double free. Also I’ve finally gotten my butt in gear and started reworking http://www.karenkalbacher.com. Pretty sure I should just be using it to link to here. That’s the fun and lazy way to do things, less labor intensive. We’ll see, the index page is updated..but not uploaded so tomorrow will be decision day for that loverly nightmare project. I love the old page even if it is in red and my WordPress is in pale-tastic blue. Stay tuned for updates to my awesomeness.
…And also for when my car gets back on the road.
Hey if you have a place of business that likes my art, I will hang it on your walls. Just tell me where and when to show up and how weird I can be. I’m really a fun alternative to ‘traditional’ art which I consider boring because no one uses lime green in fused with psycho radioactive green or candy apple… if you prefer normal names for SUPER COLORS!!!!
Oh and as for winning Nano – I finished a whole day early! I got my donor halo and I ordered a tee. I love writing, writers and all of you.
Nothing would please me more than to quit my day job (see previous over dramatic accounts of my job and future over dramatic complaints…) Today I’m updating my Etsy Shop. I never know what to write in the descriptions. Kind of want to put: Look at my amazing art! It will increase your sex drive, lead to you finding money on the street and losing ten pounds if you buy one piece of my super melty magical art!
Instead I put normal stuff.
I wouldn’t want to be sued because someone bought my stuff and it did none of those things… And I wouldn’t want to be sued because it did those things and the girl who bought my necklace ended up cheating on her husband (because his sex drive did not increase enough to match hers and the mailman is super smoking…) and buying a hovercraft with the money she found on the street. That would be some terrible karma.
But you know… my art is super cute and will look good on you or around you in your home. It may or may not increase friskiness between you and your mate. Buy my stuff. Free me from my day job.