Saturday, May 28, 2005

Crappy Jobs I Have Had...
Since I pretty much have one of the most awesome job(s) in the world right now- I figured I'd count up all the ghastly jobs I've had in the past. In no particular order: (My only defense is that I was under 25 for almost all of these jobs)
Domino's pizza maker (I was in high school- ok? Suffice it to say I never eat that stuff.)
Bored counter person at Ye Old Fudge Shoppe in the Pike Place Market. I had to wear a PINK polo shirt if you can imagine.
Fruit Vendor in the Pike Place Market ("Get yer tomatoes, who wants some nice tomatoes. Please kill me now, thanks!")
Receptionist at a hair salon - you don't know the meaning of backstabbing drama until you've worked in a salon.
Embittered sandwich maker (I had to make meatloaf sandwiches. uh, BARF.)
Surly record store clerk (I actually liked this job til I got fired)
Grouchy barista (many times)
Salesperson in overpriced vintage clothing shop (This job was ok too until I got the can so the owner could hire a certain rockstar's girlfriend.)
Rollerblade rental person on Alki Beach (for about two weeks)
Slack off sales person in an art supply store (I actually loved this job)
Slack off sales person in a different art supply store (HATED this job)
Nanny. Loved the baby, hated the job. That's a long story- maybe I'll tell that one some time!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Worst. Kitten. Contest. Ever.
I'm hoppin' mad! I entered a sweet picture of Kukui to KittenWar (a site that pits two kittens against each other in a cute contest), and he's lost 73% percent of his battles! I call BULLSH*T! He's actually in the LOSER KITTEN category!
What's not to love about these sick beasts? He probably lost to some goo eyed smash nose Persians or something!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Holy cats it's warm today- I'm melting in the gallery.
Anyway- gearing up for the Lori Earley show next Friday. She made the cover of the Stranger and I've been getting tons of calls about her work. As it should be. Here is a new image from the show.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Squirmy
I had written a deeply insightful permanent post and then deleted it as I felt it was too...revealing. Which sucks in one way but I guess maybe is for the best. TM is pretty surface- and mostly highlights things other than myself. Unbelievably, I have to work pretty hard at my own self promotion, it's probably because I'm Canadian and also because I had it drilled into my head you DON'T TALK ABOUT YOURSELF. It's BORING. It's only lately that I can sometimes avoid that cringing embarrassment when people express admiration for the things I 've produced, because I do actually think I did a pretty ok job. See? I really think I did a kick ass job, but my first reaction is to tone it down so I don't sound cocky.
Well. Anyhoo...I'm working on a bunch of things but secretly, desperately wishing for a vacation. No rest for the wicked. I've written before about feeling like if you stop running at top speed all the time you might just sink and disappear. I feel I'm at a pretty transitional time in my life and I'm just not sure what is going to happen next, for the first time in years.