06:51 c: this day is dangerous. I opened my journal
c: from five years ago for another reason
v: just say it
c: no… but I was wondering what happened on that day [ five years ago … anything strange ]
v: recently, yes … [ something significant happened this year ]
c: and of course, after reading about that day, I paged forward to today -it’s in a different journal- that was Eleuthera five years ago- but I do have some notes in this one journal … from yesterday 5yrs ago
06:54 v: dollop & swirl
c- how time circles back … why am I getting this impression of Tom Hanks … how I was dreaming (?) and discussing him as if I were talking about a film he did in the past … but it has to do with the present … and then this thought that it may have been a mindchat or a real conversation recently … argh … vaguity in my memories … ANYWAY …
time circles back and fast forwards… I am meeting with the owner last week & I see this new wooden box on her desk … it has this quote on it…
”Life is not finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
C: I recognized the quote. I wouldn’t have been able to pinpoint at that time when I came across it…
not a huge fan of it
but there it is
v- on her desk
07:01 c- and, then, random journal reference … BAM! It’s there
c- oh, there is a Great Minds quotes and Lachlan Brown connection. I did my homework.
07:04 c- so, now… I have to get up and get the travel journal before my coffee and art
v- girls are gone?
c- just yesterday & today. The ex has a brutal travel schedule this month … new rev of the ConnectEd initiative … it’s called something else now … same initiative, though
v- giving grants to needy schools
c- and support, yes
v- dollop & swirl?
c- oh, you know what it is … especially for the pricier pigments, I’ll be creating
v- sample swatches
c- that I can sell for less … so people can afford them
v- aw ❤️
c- we’ll see how it turns out … building on a concept …
v- I remember ..
c- quit making me tear up. You get this acknowledgment (TNM) because it’s pertinent to what I’m about to post
[ searching for image … ]
07:11 c: of course I find the resemblance before the original image … I have the darn paper out in the living room … (chuckling) this is one if the instances of trying to find the remote
v- when the tv is just across the room …
07:13 v- and last night [ Jessica Jones Season3 ]
c- yes, yes, yes… now that I have this dollop and swirl I’m working on, i’m seeing it everywhere
07:17 Nestle (?) has a logo like this (I did some research)
[ i’m Only finding the best and bird logo online right now, though … ]
07:20 c- so, 1/4 tsp dollops with a swirly watercolor swatch … like a sample palette
v- I like it! And you have the pricing
c- you know how anal I am about my visit base analysis … but, yes, I hade the cost … just have to figure…
v- you’re price point … nice
c- (mumbles) I have to consider the watercolor paper cost, too (where are those figures?…)
v- and your time
07:23 v- everything is handwritten
c- hey! It’s just me, and it’s something … eventually they’ll get to the spreadsheet / inventory software phase … NOT THERE YET
BACKTRACK TO 16 JUNE 2014
Power went out (I was working remotely as the director of a mostly online foreign language program, it was the first week of summer classes - orientation)
07:38 back to present
raining, distant ongoing soft rolling thunder
1+8 = 9
5+2 = 7
c- i’m Weird like this
07:40 v- this day is going to be weird
c: (chuckling) … yes, it is… I hope you’re not traveling
v- thanks, C…
07:41 c- time for coffee
v- do… that was the day
c- yes, Eleuthera (and other variables) pushed me over the edge to making that decision to leave my job in higher ed
v- you were working at all hours
c- the new administration …
v- didn’t have vision, I know
c- (shakes her head ) making bad decisions, and I was having to put out so many fires because of them (which deterred me from doing what I needed to do)
v- students’ welfare
c- it was time to leave
Working on the to-do list I whipped up last night (doing some labeling first, though)
08:34 v- hot seller
c- yes. Sold out yesterday & none in inventory.
found my notes about the watercolor paper tile cost 👍
08:40 single and palette-sized (to fit in existing rectangular & square tiles)
[ it’s just a gentle rain & far-off thunder… frickin’ Ohio ]
tornado app says all is well.
08:42 v- dollop and swirl
c- (lol) I know, right?
08:45 c- lol… I don’t usually do this, but this is my initial base cost figure (but today is 06/16… and it’s funny)
08:47 c- blue ochre is expensive… (not THE expensive - like Tyrian Purple) but as I tell visitors … depending on your project, usually a little pigment (watercolor paint) goes a long way.
V- omg, will you show… (Tyrian purple pricing)
c- it’s insane.
V- poor snails …
c- side note: Alaska women who stopped by & bought some of my watercolors ..
v- can you show what they bought
c- before I get side tracked : she’s into color theory
c- and we geeked it out about computer coloring vs. the naked eye seeing colors
c- she left her coin purse. She has my contact info but I don’t have hers … I hope she contacts me about Crafty Scribe in general
c- no just some coins and maybe a dollar bill or two
c- I know. I freaked out because I noticed a minute or two after they left and I rushed around the market to see if they were still around.
v- but they were gone
08:55 c- they got my Mayan color collection
c- and a few extra colors … she got a Mayan purple half pan, too… I have swatches out, otherwise it’d be difficult to tell the darker colors apart in the pan
They had attended a dying workshop recently & gave me some good references to research and look into
v- fabric dying
c- it’s One of these back-burnered things for Crafty Scribe
v- only so much you can focus on
c- … sold the Mayan dye-based pigment (bulk size jars) to someone who was getting a gift for someone going into fashion design
v- I know!
c- totally did the saleswoman pitch on that sale
v- I know you did …
09:02 c- and those Alaskan women helped me close that sale : I gave them the reference they gave me.
Here’s one reference they gave (I have not researched it, just the link I JUST FOUND)
C- I usually gleen & then curate / Crafty Scribe- it
v- if it meets your standards …
c- this might be the artist whose book she recommended :
09:09 v- and your workshop invites?
c- yesterday it was an educator of autistic children
c- I also had a young …
v- local artist … just say local artist
c- haha…. a young gentlemen … take it card and say he’d be in touch …
v - haha, stop
c- … about my WATERCOLORS
V- haha, stop
V- I know what you’re insinuating
c- and my InnerNet teasing
v- hm-hm… let’s not go there
[ figuring & writing down dollop notes while InnerNet teasing continues ]
09:16 v- you are going on the record for this
[ working on design sketch work on graph paper for dollop & swirl & continue to joke around ]
v- mock up
—- individual price points figured for dollop & swirl
c- now labeling naked bottles
v- (chuckles) stop
c- then, pigment bottling
v- no children?
c- they’re probably still sleeping
v- (chuckles) I know
c- I pick them up LATER… along with the furry one
v- haha, I know
V- I want to know how much these things cost
c- (chuckling) no, you don’t … I can tell you that for every five labels it’s 3 cents
v- haha, you would
c- those fractions …
v- decimal points
11:05 c- not factoring in labor
v- of course
v- done with kitchen?
c- ha! Not entirely … never entirely … always in a state
v-‘of organized chaos
c- it’s called a home studio… art supplies here, smeared paint surfaces there
c- yes , cleaning. Taking a quick break in between washing and cleaning STUFF
v- from market
c- and the usual : dishes
v- (quick chuckle) hm-hm
c- so… everything is so…
v- dark, I know
c- soft lol
12:09 c: so, I ask myself: is that the “Hurricane” artist? … it is.
V- you don’t watch Black Mirror
c- no, not usually… not sure how many episodes I’ve watched… just one a while back, the Baldersnatch … is that part of Black Mirror?
v- yes, it is… you can check
[ incoming text ]
12:13 c: yes, it is, and interesting image.
13:03 still labeling & organizing, but this will be easier to transport, store, and find what I need at my mobile storefront… (using what I already had but hadn’t found a use for yet)
v- do you sense anything?
c- slightly jittery heartbeat, subtle blood coursing sense .. [ projection received ] and why are you doing that?
SM check (is there anything there about the SAHB?)
[ InnerNet commentary … ]
V- do you like it?
c- is that an Otis moment?
13:11 [ projection received ]
c- stop it. I gotta get back to work.
c: re-pours (to top off and cover cracks), new pours and dollops
v- our color
c- hm… is it?
v- Rifty Blue
18:53 c- they’re not quarter teaspoons … but they are still dollops
c- less...yes. 1/4 tsp would have been way too much for the sample card
18:54 c: i’ll figure the new pricing