The weather has been very good the past week so I spent most of it outside with my father. We installed some drainage pipes in our backyard because our soil tends to soak up all the water and make it extremely difficult to get anything done. So I tuned into some podcasts and dug holes and trenches. In addition to that we sorted through a lot of junk and waste materials, and right before the rainfall we managed to chart them off to a dump. We dismantled some of our fences, trimmed the dying tree we intend to take down later, and more or less reorganized our priorities. While my dad is away for his next trip, I'll just keep filling holes and even out the ground in our garage shed for when we lay down the asphalt.
So with all that happenings, I didn't have much time to return to any of my projects, which is a bummer. In the downtime I did end up having, I was too exhausted or sore. To stay productive in those times I continued documenting my shops and uploaded the Lonely Hydra designs to Art of Where, since I was going to do that eventually. Other than a few bugs with the system here and there, it went by rather smoothly. In the midst of it I realized that I didn't have a white lineart of it in my Society6 or Redbubble shops, so I put that on my list to do. A white iteration of Plague Gaffer was also made, and both have been uploaded to Redbubble since writing this. It shouldn't take long for Society6 because there won't be that many products with them.
I realize that all this is probably really boring, but life be like that sometimes. I am super excited of getting that backyard in order, after years and years of neglect. I'm excited for the garden, finishing the garage shed, organizing a proper home studio! As it stands, a lot of the boxes I've organized with my materials and tools have been piled and tucked, which makes it a hassle to get to. When I can have everyhing on-hand, in a space of work and not comfort, well, I feel that my productivity will be properly maintained.
If the emergency lockdown ends soon, I'll be able to return to the studio space Cheryl has for me in Aylmer. It'll be smaller than what I'll have when we're done here but it's a studio space nonetheless. Plus I get to see some amazing people (and cats) I've really missed.
I'll take this long weekend to catch up on any documentation but to also rest a little bit. Starting Tuesday I have some print-related tasks lined up to meet with some deadlines. Expect to see some pictures this time, since this week has been a little dead on my social media.