Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yakmas tidings.

Those who have known me for a few years probably know about a fantasy creation of mine called Yakmas. It's a holiday that basically exists to worship livestock. You can celebrate Yakmas in your own home by giving your pet a can of snooty, extra-yummy food, brushing their fur, and maybe pretending you'll have to eat them if your family gets hungry during the winter. If you're not into all of that, there's always Yak Shaving Day.

This is actually something I'm sending out for the Postcrossing project - something I haven't done in a while, but is a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A new space.

I'm very happy to announce that my husband has finished building me a drafting table. I've always been skittish about them - normally I draw on a couch, curled up, with a clipboard on one knee - but as time goes on, I realize I need a workspace. I need somewhere to plant myself and say, "OK, let's go!". Honing some good posture wouldn't hurt, either.

It's up in the attic so I will not be easily distracted. There is a mini-fridge is stationed just to the right. Yes, good, good. While it will be a difficult task to keep cats from using it as a scratching post or bed, the plus size of living with animals is their potential for cuteness, company, and a handy built-in paperweight feature.

Can't wait to give this a whirl!