Wednesday, 9 May 2012

QUITTING TIME.


Something big happened a week and a half ago - I left my office day job! And I'm just writing about it now? Apparently I did the vast majority of my web stuff while I was there (shhhhh). 

I'm not generally a big risk taker, so this move was a pretty big deal for me. Big ups go out to my pals for encouraging me to take the leap. 10 days in and it's really feeling like the best decision ever. Scary and exciting.

Danielle and I can now devote more time to Falconwright (check out the new sewing machine we scored above - it's a beast!) and hopefully I will eventually settle into some kind of routine that will enable more drawing, more screen printing, more music making. Who knows!

The past week and a half has definitely been a bit of a blur. I've been to the burb-y outskirts of town looking for sewing machines and various leathers. I've printed and cut and taken pictures. I've been working on some wedding invites for a friend with my new favourite thing in the world: ink and a paintbrush. I skipped out of work on a Friday afternoon to drink wine in the park with Jason. My google reader has ballooned to a truly intimidating number of unread entries. There have been highs and there have been lows. And time has flown by much faster than anticipated.

So! If you want a scrappy illustration to accompany your article, to adorn your book jacket, to advertise your event - I am officially open for business. Custom (unrealistic) portrait? Sure, why not.

And I also caught up to the present day phone-wise and joined Instagram. If you crave more gauzy photos of screen printing, plants, snacks, leather, and baseball in you life - you can find me here: @dead__weight

17 comments:

t a n y a said...

Congratulations on leaving the grind, Sandi!

stephanie claire said...

Hell yeah! I love reading posts like this... Wishing you the best on this next adventure!

DEADWEIGHT said...

Tanya & Stephanie: Thank you!

Anonymous said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Also, ink and brush? *chinscratch*
Can't wait to see that!

-t.

shayna said...

I second Tim's "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS" and want to add that you are so brave and I'm sure I'm not the only one inspired by this move. Go Sandi!!!

lemonade said...

YOU GO GURL!

DEADWEIGHT said...

Tim: Black ink + paintbrush = text magic! THANK YOU.

Shayna: Aw, thanks! Can't wait to look back and evaluate this move when we live in our old lady symmetrical flower pot wonderland.

Caitlyn: You might be the only person I know who can get away with saying you go gurl. I like it.

Mallory said...

hurrah & congrats, sandi!

DEADWEIGHT said...

Mallory: Thank you!

charlotte farmer said...

Whooooo hoo - congratulations on your quitting, when I gave up my weekend job it was the best thing ever (now I spend most weekends screenprinting)!

Can't wait to see more leathery goodness, basement printing and the like.

DEADWEIGHT said...

Charlotte: Thank you!

Amelie @ Left Field Cards said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all that time! (Though in my experience there never is enough time! Ever.)

Best of luck and success to you. And plants, snacks and baseball? Hell yeah.

DEADWEIGHT said...

Amelie: Thank you! You're soooo right - there's never enough time! But at least there's a lot more of it now then I'm used to, ha.

Flapjack Melody said...

Congrats on making such a big decision! I just stumbled across your blog and I love it. You post such beautiful pictures and your Falconwright products are amazing..!

Consider me your newest fan.

FJM
x

http://flapjackmeldoy.blogspot.com

Mel B said...

I am so happy to see you following your creative inspiration Sandi.
Hope you enjoy the freelance lifestyle!!

DEADWEIGHT said...

Melissa: Hey!!! THANK YOU.

DEADWEIGHT said...

FJM: That's very nice of you to say - thanks!