May 17, 2008.
The Cupboards Were Bare
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone. When she got there, the cupboard was bare, so the poor doggie had none. If you read here you can see where the song really came from....not what I was actually um thinking but interesting. Anyway, maybe it is because I have had puppy on the brain, but I think it has more to do with my work environment...working so hard I have um neglected the cupboards. I was looking for a snack, a soda, a water the other day.....I found an old piece of candy from Christmas.
I filled the cabinets in the break room, or well maybe not totally full (I gotta eat too you know), but stocked them with snacks, drinks and some treats. I cleaned the office, I got flowers for the table....made it perty. We moved into this space almost 2 1/2 years ago and I think it needs an update. I tend to get itchy with decorating my home, gardening, table settings - the same thing every day bores me to tears. I think when I get back I will spruce up the place a tad.
Small Tokens of My Appreciation
We had no Christmas party in 2007, it was not in the budget, or more honestly we could not pull it off. The end of the year was tough and well I think have been pretty clear about how 2008 has been. So I went and got gift cards for everyone - left them a little gift while I am out of town with apparently every other artist in the country. I am pretty sure life at the ol' JPD office will be just fine without me.
The Ad Was Chosen
I know I posted about this ages ago, but thought you would like to see the one that was chosen. I think the colors are bright, cheery, hopefully it gets me some business. The Jungle one we used for the press release, so all in all - I think we used the best art.
I am furiously working on new art for a company we license with....and a few other surprises. I will keep you posted on how Surtex was, who I saw, any other artists that went....and my over all thoughts, observations and you know any snarky comments I may have.