For a few weeks now I've been working on a 10 x 10" piece of art to submit to the Boise Weekly as cover art (this is the local "alternative style" newspaper. They give you money and art related gift certificates if your design gets picked). It was vaguely exciting.
First there was the always looming Dark Grey Clouds that seem about to drop rain on you at any moment. I had forgotten to bring anything waterproof to put my art piece in, so I tried to go as quickly as I could to their downtown office before it started to pour rain. I had also (brilliant me) forgotten to bring an umbrella. So if it had started to pour down torrential amounts of rain like it had yesterday, not only would my art be wet, but so would I.
Then I got lost on my way over there. Too much traffic on a couple of the cross streets threw me off and I had to go back to where I'd started to get directions to where I was going. Turns out that I had nearly gotten there the first time and that fifteen minutes I spent wandering down alleys and little side streets by buildings that almost looked "right" was time I could have spent avoiding the rain. Not only that, but I get over to the office and it's behind "Venue" which from the outside looks pretty bad. Kind of like a seedy hole-in-the-wall place. Not sure what it's like inside, but I've heard good things about it.
Turned it in, which stressed me out a bit. I'm not used to leaving my stuff in the hands of people I don't know if I haven't sold it to them. They'll call me back sometime over the next month hopefully. If they don't, I go pick it up and it's open to sell prints of!
Also, yesterday I received my cab from HarnessedEarth. It's absolutely gorgeous and now I need to figure out exactly what I'm going to do with it. He was also kind enough to send a beautiful gift cab along with it. Plus the packaging he used is perfect for up-cycling into art drawing surfaces. This is an excellent and very friendly seller. I'm definitely going to recommend and return to his shop for gorgeous cabs and wrapped jewelry.