Tuesday, April 26, 2011

That's what I call a monday...

in the last 24 hours there has been a fire in our house, i drove the van through the welcome to Mary Potter sign and i turned the oven off when AJ had a apple pie in there baking.

If my dog ran away to prison with momma i could write the world's best country and western song

Friday, April 22, 2011

Look ma, no mask!

Finally i have found an ink that is user friendly!

No toxic stench

no drying in screen

nice vibrant colour

water based
so stoked

did the first in my series of poatcards yesterday

pretty ropey actually but that is down to not matching the design to capabilities of my A3 press

now i have the ink sorted nothing can stop me.

next stop flatstock sxsw

Monday, April 18, 2011

No ball punching today, mine or anyone elses

I have just trouble shot something in my website.
In code view.
Truly becoming a nerd.
I actually have a few print jobs already but am having trouble making screens.
what a drag collabaration is.

strictly for the french.
am going to start on my limited edition launch postcards tomorrow

they will be cool and once most have been lost they will be rare as
anyone that e-mails me a street address will get a piece of this art in the mail
how's that for an offer?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Self inflicted ball-punch

I have just punched myself in the balls.

I pulled my punch but still pretty painful.

I spent 36 hours pretty much non stop trying to upload the first version of my website.

I wiped my images file in the process. I have rebuilt and reloaded my website numerous times.
I have read many blogs and watched many tutorials.

I should have learnt the difference between I and i

when i realised that my index file was called Index i said "if that's all it is i am going to punch myself in the balls"

it was and i did

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can you hear the drums fernando?

Actually it's me beating my head against the table.

While trying to upload the first version of my Artisan Screen Prints website last night i would appear to have deleted my image folder.
Boy do i wish i'd set up the time machine function on my macbook.
cos then i could retrieve it.
instead of starting from scratch.
what an arse.
actual numbskull.
how many times have i been told to back my work up?
This is a definite blow.
and if anyone mentions "learning curve" i'll give them a dick punch.
something in an extra hard.

Especially after i spent all morning tidying up my files and renaming them and gathering them in one nice tidy folder.
In other news our hot water heater has been playing up and doubled our power bill for the last 2 months.
That's a result too.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Just call me Mario C...

...and i'll build you a cabinet

Check my triple drill action!
This is my new screen box.
Not only did I build this cabinet i also bought a 1500mm guillotine and designed the Vanishing point business cards.
I did more in one saturday than i normally do in a week.

Made up for it on sunday tho, almost got down to dairy to get a paper but not quite.

ASP is moving along, got 2 small print jobs before i have even started advertising and have secured the rights to import some Organic Cotton hoodies and possibly other clothing/bags.
They are coming from europe but I can't see anyone else selling similar items in NZ and while shipping is high they will still end up being much cheaper than my locally made ones were and they will be organic to boot.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Natural Born Printer

I was going to write about how another cricket season was slipping into the past today, because today should have been the last day of Wellington's Plunket Shield campaign.

I didn't figure Waggy into the equation though did I.
The angry little left hander tore us apart taking an unprecedented 5 wickets in one over!
If you aren't a cricket fan it's like a footballer scoring a hattrick in stoppage time.
Or the all blacks not choking in the world cup.
It just doesn't happen!
He must have been whipping those tentacles over at lightning pace.
He is naturalised next year but i think the prawn jokes will continue.

In other news from yesterday i got stung in the eye by a wasp and then watched NAtural Born Killers.

What a movie...

I watched it many many times at the aspen movie theatre when it was released in many different states and hadn't seen it since.

SO much fun

bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad

Monday, April 4, 2011

Artisan Screen Prints

Has been a frustrating week because I found that after consulting with my IP lawyer i couldn't safely use the name Wellington Screen Print.
i have been faced with the work i have done on branding as WSP is now been proved futile

whatevs, better now than later i suppose.

am pretty keen on Artisan Screen Print now

It has as ancronym at least.
Which is a snake
which gives lots of cheesy design avenues to explore

and there's one kind of design avenue i am keen on exploring C'est fromage!

as our cheese eating surrender monkey friends would say.

I was going to blog about how stoked i am to have a brand new second hand macBook pro but my mum has a better computer than me and i am too jealous and/or sulking to dwell on it

at least we are on the same OS (ice gerbil i think) so i can at least be seeing the same layout as she is when i am doing her tech support.

Just a hint, if a mutt and jeff septuganerian asks you if you can help her with her computer hoist her on her own petard by pretending you never heard the question.