So, while the furnace installers are here clanking around right next to my writing room for a few days, this seemed like a good opportunity to finish designing my new line of Laini's Ladies for Spring '08. So I'm spending a few days in the studio, which I haven't done in a while!
When I'm working in the studio I am much more world-aware than when I am in a writing haze -- I listen to Air America and various downloads with Jim all day, rather than existing solely in my Dreamdark dreamworld. I learn about such things as the new candidate for attorney general (you know you're living in bad times when it comes as a shock the new attorney general is -- gasp!! -- anti-torture!!! WOW! I have been more "out of it" politically than I like to be, but in a couple days I will right back to that Dreamdark dreamworld with very little news getting through. Jim keeps me posted, though.
Again, last night, Pushing Daisies was brilliant and sweet. SO sweet! It makes you go, "Awwwww. . ." but it is weird enough and with enough dead people and darkness to not be cutesy. If you watched it: the plastic wrap! Awwwwww. . .
While in the studio yesterday I took the opportunity to do a step-by-step journal cover collage demo I've been meaning to do. You can see that below.
And here's Jim, drawing away: