Thursday, November 01, 2007

Clocking in

And so, last night, I clocked out of the store for the last time. I can't tell you how happy it made me, but also a little sad. As much as working retail has stressed me out, worn me out, brought me down and drove me nuts - I did get to work with some wonderful people, learned a lot and did really well. Monday morning I'll be reporting at the studio to begin my new job, and I won't say I'm not nervous. Because I am.
Ant will say that I'm allergic to change. I hate moving apartments, changing routines, being overly spontaneous - I just get so nervous, like I can see only things going terribly wrong. But I'm also excited and thrilled and I can't wait to officially become an animation industry employee. At last! At long long last.
So this week has been mostly a countdown to my last day, plus entertaining Ben (remember Ben? Our best man?) who came to LA for two weeks, chilling and having some fun. I did get some knitting done on the Frankenstein Shrug and it's going great. I took it off the needles last night and it fits perfectly. So far - so good, but please cross your fingers for me that nothing bad happens to it, because with me - something often does.
I didn't draw much either this week, but here's something cute I did a couple of weeks ago, trying to teach myself to paint in Photoshop:

Came out quite floofy, ah?

And speaking of floofy things - check this guy out!

Aren't those expressions priceless? He inherited them from aunti Suki, no doubt.

And on other floofy news, my guys up at Schmancy are still for sale, so feel free to contact the store if you're interested. I'd love to be able to find them a good home.

And now, if you excuse me, I need to go to the optometrist to pick up my new contact lenses. Yep, my "blind as a bat" days are over. Well, for the next two years of constantly working in front of a computer, at least.

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At 12:50 PM, November 09, 2007, Blogger Kelly said...

Hey Mitch!
I can't get your studio email to work... o how will I find you for lunch.... I am lost on the internet....

But your blog is adorable!

At 10:27 AM, November 10, 2007, Anonymous Tamar said...

Wow, so many exciting changes chez Yarn and Coffee! A huge belated congratulations on your industry job - they are lucky to have you! I know what you mean about working retail - I learned SO MUCH about humanity working in a Manhattan bookstore, and I also met my now-husband there as well as several close friends. About the last thing I expected.

I don't know what's cuter, your illustration or your new kitten!


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