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furniture day at the studio

Hello! I am hopelessly behind on everything at the moment, but at least I'm getting a decent place to work now! The first time Gary came over to my place for supper, he was shocked at how little space I'd been working in. I lived in Russia for a couple years, and I always justified it by thinking, well, in Moscow, you'd have six people living in here and one of them would be an artist, so why should I have a problem? But it meant Stuart was always living in the middle of a studio, which wasn't so nice for him (or me).

Here's a quick sketch I did with my fountain pen of Viviane waiting for the IKEA van to pull up with our new cabinets and bookshelves.

We spent most of the day doing flat pack gymnastics.

Oh, and one more of Gary and Viv having a light sabre duel:

Don't forget about Caption comics festival in Oxford this weekend! Come listen to my talk on Sunday about comics and picture book cross-overs, I'll need all the support I can get!



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Aug. 12th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, even from just a picture of the corner of your new studio, it looks like it is coming together. It looks really cozy! (Aside from strewn boxes and Ikea stuff)

Also, Viv's sweater is great looking!
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
She knitted it herself, isn't it great! :-D
Aug. 12th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm impressed at her knitting prowess. Great sketch. I'm enjoying watching the studio come together :)
Aug. 12th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Viv endlessly impresses me with her craft skills! Yes, it's fun seeing it coming together. Still a few things to work out, but it's all very exciting. :-)
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hey Sarah,
S. and I are thinking of coming on Sunday...we thought we'd missed Caption completely!
Either way, good luck...see you soon!
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
PS What time is your talk? I couldn't find the Sunday programme on the Caption site, just Saturday.
Aug. 12th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, that would be fabulous if you were able to come!!

Here's the programme, I'm on at 12:30-1:30 on Sunday:

Saturday 15th August
10:00 Caption opens: Meet and Greet & Art Activity
12:30 - 2:30 Zine Workshop
1:00 - 2:00 Talk on the history of gay & queer comics by Sina Shamsavari
3:00 - 5:00 Manga Workshop with Asia Alfasi
2:30 - 3:30 Karen Rubins talks about her V&A Residency
4:00 - 5:00 Dude, where's my con? Discussion panel on comics events.
5:30 - 6:30 Rainbow Orchid: from small press to Egmont talk by Garen Ewing
7:00 - 8:30 Charity Art Auction
9:00 - 10:00 "Mad Scientists and Rampaging Robots" quiz with Tony Hitchman

Sunday 16th August
10:00 CAPTION opens
12:00 - 1:00 Scriptwriting Workshop with Jon Spira
12:30 - 1:30 Comics and Picture books: crossing the divide talk by Sarah
2:00 - 3:00 Asia Alfasi talks about her manga titles and experience in the
comics industry.
2:00 - 4:00 Automatic Drawing Workshop with Al Davison
3:30 - 4:30 In Conversation with Mark Stafford (Cherubs, tbc) and Jamie McKelvie
(Suburban Glamour, Phonogram).
Aug. 13th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have plans for Sunday now! I was just coming on Saturday. :(
Aug. 13th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
And since there doesn't seem to be any contact details on the site, I miss entered my email address on their site, there doesn't seem to be a way to log in using openid, I would have to create an account there just to tell them ... Pah! fed up with this.
Aug. 12th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hello Sarah, I am delighted to see you, Viviane and Gary getting the studio in working order. Thanks for letting us see it come together. Very exciting. Love, Mom
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