Wednesday, November 17, 2010

slow down.


my office is a mess.
my god--this place is a disaster.
reflective of how things have been around here for the past week or so. just chaotic and disorganized. that's okay. that happens. there were lots of unforeseen interruptions, last minute change-of-plans, minor emergencies, chores piling up--not to mention trying to get some actual work done in between all that. no time to make some phone calls, no time to talk, no time to time for me.
but last night we had a storm here that knocked the power out from about 3 a.m. til, well, just now. i woke up with no computer, no way to really work (yeah, i could have sat down and used a pencil and paper like the dinosaurs did, but that's not where i'm going...) it was quiet, it was calm. and i realized it was the little break i needed to see that i was running around like crazy and getting nothing done. i needed to step back and slow down--take that deep breath and realize that it's all gonna be here tomorrow, stop adding stress to it.

so here's a post.
it's not going to be long.
just checking in and sharing some photos i've had on the radar for the past week or so.
and also to remind take a break. step back. slow down.
it's okay to relax.
and reset.


craig and i are moving along diligently with the next perhapanauts story arc and, as i've said here before, i am also working with a bunch of fantastic artists on back-ups and side-stories that will fill out the issues and make this the biggest, bestest perhapanauts package yet! and we've got some other projects in the works that promise to make 2011 the year of the perhapanauts! (i hope...!)

one guy who's hard at work is the talented eric henson--i've shown you some of his awesome work before. eric's been very patient with me as i've been trying to subtly fold his story into the big picture, coordinating it with the main story and making sure that it lines up chronologically and environmentally. in his patience, eric sent me these choopie sketches he did to warm up and start getting the feel for the guy...and i just had to share them with you...!

and 'cause i never get tired of this joke, here's eric's thing...

and a stunning supergirl!

thanks, eric!
it's gonna be great!


and here are some pics i've been saving.

this one christian sent to matt and i a week or so go and i just think it's funny.

a card i found at barnes and noble that states a philosophy that has served me well from time to time...

gonna need a few more balloons.

no. 1 on the list of what not to do in the woods.

that's it for today.
i'm gonna clean my office.
smell ya later!


Brian said...

That bear picture is priceless.

Thanks for sharing Eric's art, great stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Todd! Great advice! I really need to slow down, take it easy. In my country when we are so busy but not getting anything done, we say: 'I am running around like a chicken without a head!!'
Love the bear picture, and Eric's art!
Have a great day!

Matt Wieringo said...

I would slow down if I could. I'm an old country boy. I like a nice practical pace. Unfortunately, I'm smack-dab in the middle of the rat race. So no coffee-smelling for me. Gotta drink it fast and get back to work.

You know, when you emailed me earlier this week, I completely missed the part where you said your power went out. When a hurricane went through Richmond a few years back, it knocked out the power at our house for 11 days. Suze and I had a blast. We were cooking on the grill every night and playing board games by lamplight with the radio on. One of my favorite times. (Even if we did have to shower at work. Eww.)

Anonymous said...

Ваша страничка супер! Как и сама новость. Пишите в том же духе! Лично я буду ваш постоянный посетитель.

Warren said...

Thanks for the pictures! Eric's art is great. And the photos gave me a chuckle. :)

Heywood Jablomie said...

Man I totally wish I could slow down right now!! I could use it. Can you get a storm down this way please?

Eric's stuff looks awesome. And that's a nice thing he's got going on there.

And yeah that guy is totally going to get housed by the bear.

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