Last week was a long week. Too much graphic design work plus a bad cold that is still lingering made getting a comic done impossible. I had nothing tonight and it is nearly time to update. Flipping through a little sketchbook that I sometimes doodle in while I’m trying to fall asleep, I came across the characters above. The ‘pajamas rule’ sign made me laugh out loud. I don’t recall drawing this at all. But it got me thinking. Pajama’s really do rule!
Some days nothing goes right and nothing is going to go right no matter what you do. When I have days like this I’ve learned the only way to deal with them is to acknowledge it’s happening and resolve to do nothing. That’s right, I give up. Not in a self-pitying way but in an accepting way. My personal choice is to watch a movie or two. There is very little you can screw up by laying like a slug in front of a screen. To help get you in the ‘I’m over this crappy day’ spirit, there’s nothing like a pair of jammies! I think the brain associates the pajamas with rest and you automatically shut down a bit and begin to relax, heal, let go.
So, here’s to jammies and here’s to doodling in jammies in a semi-conscious state without which you’d have no comic today. Hoo!
– This Sat, Feb 13th I’ll be downtown St. Pete body painting with my friend Demi at the ArtPool Muse show. Some of you might recall us doing this last year when we did a dia de los muertos theme. Because everyone is expecting dark, we are going with something unexpected and sweet. I’ll definitely post photos.
More photos of last year’s Muse Show here.
– The new ‘Love is Strange’ artwork is now officially a GingerDead Greeting Card available in my etsy store.
-I took a grassroots approach to silk screening (taught by the Crafty Hag) and am in love with the idea of hand screening t-shirts. Expect that cafe press store to burn down soon and be replaced eventually with very small batches of hand screened tees which I’ll sell through etsy, at very select shops and at shows.
Me and my jammies are going to go have some tea now and see if we can shake the remnants of this never-ending cold.
See you next week!