This, That, The Other

Life is good. Fun is happening. Drawing is happening. Sleep is sometimes-mostly-usually-happening. And the meteorologists assure us that spring is about to be happening as well. Lately I've been most inspired creatively by a sense of schedule, health, and home.  My new extracurricular has been learning to ride my first road bike, a sport perfectly fitted for ex-runners who's bones hurt but need pain and endurance. A sprinkling of life photos.

The world would be a better place if we started every blog post and news story with a photo of our cats being cute.

The world would be a better place if we started every blog post and news story with a photo of our cats being cute.

Watched the Red Hook Crit and basically broke my brain trying to figure out how the hell these dudes make the turnarounds of this loop without brakes. 

Watched the Red Hook Crit and basically broke my brain trying to figure out how the hell these dudes make the turnarounds of this loop without brakes. 

Rog hard at work building my mini bike. Although I'm more than willing and eager to help, I still don't quite possess the know-how to do much more than sit on the couch and document.

Rog hard at work building my mini bike. Although I'm more than willing and eager to help, I still don't quite possess the know-how to do much more than sit on the couch and document.

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Commencing building my hours on the bike. 16 years of being a runner, it's time to trade in my sneaks for a road bike. For the sake of my old lady joints...

Commencing building my hours on the bike. 16 years of being a runner, it's time to trade in my sneaks for a road bike. For the sake of my old lady joints...

Cat 3 race on the first loop. Great race to watch because it was such a short circuit we got to see them every few minutes.

Cat 3 race on the first loop. Great race to watch because it was such a short circuit we got to see them every few minutes.

SixCycle boys with worn out legs right after their race and right before they raced again in the pro 123 .

SixCycle boys with worn out legs right after their race and right before they raced again in the pro 123 .

The absolutely wonderful Ryan Essmaker of The Great DIscontent came for a second studio visit to shoot some portraits for my upcoming interview. I'm pretty excited. I've been a huge fan of theirs for a long time.

The absolutely wonderful Ryan Essmaker of The Great DIscontent came for a second studio visit to shoot some portraits for my upcoming interview. I'm pretty excited. I've been a huge fan of theirs for a long time.

A bunch of my drawings spread out on my drafting table to show TGD a little of my process.

A bunch of my drawings spread out on my drafting table to show TGD a little of my process.

My favorite part about nesting into my new studio has been obsessing about rugs. I've been so inspired by all the colors and patterns of antique Moroccan, Turkish, and various eastern rug styles. I feel like I could spend a lifetime learning about them. Rug weaving has to be one of the most incredible art forms of all time.

My favorite part about nesting into my new studio has been obsessing about rugs. I've been so inspired by all the colors and patterns of antique Moroccan, Turkish, and various eastern rug styles. I feel like I could spend a lifetime learning about them. Rug weaving has to be one of the most incredible art forms of all time.

Disclaimer: Spending too much time alone at your desk can result in animated gif selfes.

Disclaimer: Spending too much time alone at your desk can result in animated gif selfes.