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February 5, 2008

A month in...

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Well... I didn't announce last week that Episode 84 went live, but it did. And now, Episode 85 is live... It's February, and I'm on track. This week, I'm finally talking about the shipping tags... feeling that there's something to say about them after 31 days... and seeing in them a process of both learning and evolution. So... there's a LOT of shipping tag talk this week. (Superstitiously... I didn't want to talk about them "during" the process of the month!) But, also, in Ep 85, you'll find links to a number of artists and projects that caught my attention this week, a few tidbits from our week here at our house, and more.

And... as for the tags... I'm continuing them... which means... I've gotta cut some more!

Books reviewed and mentioned this week... as well as a few related titles (or titles in a series...):



We're headed to Tahoe for a few days. So, I'm hoping to see some birds, see some snow (like 20 feet!), and drink lots of coffee.... oh, and sketch... a lot. They can ski. I'm going to sketch. So, we'll see what happens! I'm taking along my little recorder... the quality isn't great, but I think I might do next week's show "log"-style.

Have a good week!

February 6, 2008

85 Problems

Well... tomorrow morning, I'll be on I-80 heading north... but right now... lots of you are having problems getting to EP85 of the CMP.

I've repushed everything... so... hopefully all will be right. But, for some of you, you'll end up with the file twice... but... just listen once, okay? The final file you're looking for, if you haven't been able to get your itunes to realize I fixed this yesterday is Episode 85BB.

I gave everything a new name today... and my iTunes found it right away... so... fingers crossed.

Enjoy! And I'll be back here (blog) and with the CMP next week.

February 15, 2008

Episode 86

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Well, I'm still doing what I'm doing... as you can see above. The shipping tags are continuing and really it's a good thing. It's a good bit of structure for me in some odd way... without that right now... I'd probably not be "doing it" at all. So, while sometimes I look at them and think... total "rut".... each morning I grab a blank tag... and when I finish it, I'm typically content with it and with having "done" it... I smile at whatever bird has taken shape. And I file it in the green plastic box behind the ones from the days before. So, it works.
Episode 86
is short... but it came out yesterday. A bit on "small" Moleskines in that one...

February 29, 2008

Closing February

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Well, it's the last day of February! Since I typically sketch in the morning, that means I've wrapped up my 'daily' sketches on shipping tags for February. And... yep... I'm not done with this process yet. It's certainly a bit addictive, and I love how it keeps me focused even when I have only 30 minutes or so to devote to a morning sketch. I think there will be some changes in March... color, maybe... but I'm definitely continuing!

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