3.10.2008

the dailies: ashley goldberg.



Ok so I'm so excited yet AGAIN. One of my very favorite artists, Ashley G, was kind enough to give us a little tour of her life for this week's dailies. I know you've heard of her; she's the fabulous artist behind the bearded men which earned so many props this past year.

I know--- PERFECTION, right? Turns out her REAL life is pretty much just as awesome... thanks, my dear Ashley!!!
--
To Be Scanned

Typically we treat either Wednesday or Thursday as a “weekend” day. I find one of the great benefits of being self employed is that you don’t have to save all your errands until Saturday or Sunday when every place is SUPER crowded. So today being the cough weekend and all for me, I slept in until around 10 a.m.

10:00–11:30 Answered e-mail, wrote down print orders, gave Drew some illustrations to scan, some other misc. work and bookkeeping stuff. Okay, so maybe it’s not a “real weekend”.

Morning E Mail

11:30–12:00 Showered, got dressed, called my VERY pregnant friend to wish her a happy birthday. Check which plants need watering (only the cat-bitten bamboo).

Plants

12:00 Out the door.

Out The Door

12:00–12:25 Post office and bank. I normally ship on Tuesdays and Fridays, but I had a special request to overnight prints in time for a gift. The bank is right next to the P.O., and for some reason I DREAD going to the bank, but I had some checks that needed depositing, and I wanted to get some cash for when we go out of town next week.

Post Office

12:25–1:15 Had a nice little breakfast, lunch, coffee break rolled into one at our favorite coffee shop. I have been doing my best to not eat the delicious ginormous bagels, but once or twice a month they just call “Aashhhlleeey”.

Coffee Place
Breakfast

1:15 “Fuel” a.k.a. soy mocha and good music to get us through some errands.

Iced Mocha
Car Music

1:15–2:30 Pick up printing supplies. On the way back we pass a Goodwill where I just wanted to pop in. Lots of silliness. Sometimes they have really good furniture and dresses at this one, but not so much today. There were some fun things and I walked away with these mid-century candlesticks. $4 for the pair, and that’s actually pretty pricey for that Goodwill.

Goodwill
Goodwill Umbrella
Goodwill Candlesticks

2:30–2:50 Run into Office Depot. We need some office stuff. Apparently I broke the stapler. :(

Office Depot

2:50–3:40 Grocery. We needed fruit, veggies, fake meat, and coffee. Also picked up cheapy toothbrushes for our trip.

Veggies
Cart

3:40–4:30 Caught up on my e-mail from when I was gone. We were offered a freelance job I’m very excited about. (!)

4:30–4:40 My sinuses were really bothering me, so I used my neti pot. It does the trick a lot of the time but today I still needed ibuprofen.

4:45–5:00 Fought a rotten little cat over the other half of my bagel. She’s so cute I can’t help but give in.

5:00–5:30 Return phone calls. Call my mom and talk to my best friend (we made coffee plans for tomorrow a.m.) and try to reach one of my sisters.

5:30–6:10 I don’t want to save everything until the last minute, and our cat is staying with friends while we’re out of town, so I bathed her, changed her cat litter, and even cleaned the scooper. Isadora (the cat) wasn’t too happy, but I was. Only one teeny tiny cat scratch that is an A+ in my book.

Wet Isadora
Cat Scratch Fever

6:10–6:30 Finally sat down and tried coaxing Isadora onto my lap to dry her off a bit more and flipped through some channels but settled on nothing and gave up.

6:30–7:00 Lay in bed and read. Is it weird that I prefer reading in bed even when I’m not going to sleep? I think I just prefer lounging, and our couch isn’t the best for lounging IMO.

7:00–8:01 Worked out (I shoot for the mornings but I usually end up working out in the p.m.), showered and got out just in time for LOST. Okay, I was about 30 seconds late.

Working Out

8:01–9:00 Watched LOST and frankly was less than impressed. Drew did make a delicious pot of hazelnut coffee. We munched on baby carrots and grapes with a few chocolate chips and unsalted sunflower seeds. An odd, but satisfying, combination. Grapes are soooo good right now.

LOST

9:00–9:30 Begin organizing for shipping tomorrow. Writing down the prints that need to go out, etc. And of course, have another cup of coffee whilst doing it. Just overheard Drew saying to no one in particular, “This stapler is pretty incredible.”

9:42 I can confirm the stapler is pretty incredible. It’s a Paper Pro.

9:42–10:00 I have moved from e-mail to Etsy conversations. I am a little behind in answering some and really wanted to get caught up.

10:00 Changing out of my pajamas and heading out the door to meet up with our friends James, Diana, and Jared for a drink.

10:01–1:44 The bar is literally up the street. Lots of lively discussion about inappropriate (fun) things and a bit of Jameson and french fries with vinegar.

Drinks

1:45 Home, answering e-mail one last time, brush my teeth and call it a night.

Isadora At Bedtime

2:15 Asleep!

23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Man at 10:00 I am getting ready for BED!

Great dailies! :)

Christine said...

I love ashley's work. I have one of her prints with another one the way.

painted fish studio said...

fun. i love seeing what artists spend their days doing! being at the office while reading it sucks, tho. i can think of a million things i'd rather be doing in my studio-slash-dining room at home!

Mary-Laure said...

What a fun post! I love it. I also love the pic of the artist at her computer (go Macs!), it's always great to see an artist's workplace...

I keep on forgetting to tell you how much I enjoyed the zine you posted for download a few weeks ago. It was beautiful and inspirational! Thank you so much!!!

Hammocks & High Tea said...

it's back! i was itching for a fix there DFM !

alice said...

Awesome post! And I am glad someone else also has the same kind of big hair as I do :)

Kelly C. said...

i LOVE the dailes. sometimes they are just the kick in the booty i need to get some creative work started.
*

Erin Tyner said...

This was so fun to read. Thank you very much Ashley G for sharing one of your days with us :)

nicole green said...

this post totally motivated me to get more crap done this week! i have no clue why .. it just did. so thanks. :) haha!

Joanna Goddard said...

late night! she is so sweet:)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, you guys are so sweet, but Ashley G deserves ALL the credit-- she's FASCINATING!!!! :)

And seriously--- I'm SO in bed by 10pm, too! :)

ties. said...

you know that Office Depot is almost as close to a creative shop as we can get over here?? they have more than one kind of paper, wohooow! that's hard coming from a creative 'entire city' as Antwerp!

i wanted to check out your blog earlier but my computer broke down. now i'm emailing and doing inevitable things on an old machine ... bear with me ;-)

instantanés said...

OOOOHHH, yes, KITTY GENIUS !!! J'adore son travail !!!! Quelle poésie, quelle beauté ... Oh, god, i've to speak in english .... I love the colors, i love the poetry in her works ... she's a ARTIST !!!

Esti said...

I check her blog daily, the simplicity of her art is inspirational and menaingful to me.

art4friends said...

oh this was so much fun,
considering im a big Ashely g and drew fan.

hehe im glad i came across this lovely little blog!

Mae Jane said...

awesome post! I love her work, I own 5 prints which I adoooore!

design for mankind. said...

oH i KNOW, SHE IS SOOOO FANTASTIC! :)

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

ashley is so freaking cute!

thewren said...

Great post! I love your blog too.

kaylovesvintage said...

great, I really did enjoy this....more please

design for mankind. said...

As you wish, my dearies! :)

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3.10.2008

the dailies: ashley goldberg.



Ok so I'm so excited yet AGAIN. One of my very favorite artists, Ashley G, was kind enough to give us a little tour of her life for this week's dailies. I know you've heard of her; she's the fabulous artist behind the bearded men which earned so many props this past year.

I know--- PERFECTION, right? Turns out her REAL life is pretty much just as awesome... thanks, my dear Ashley!!!
--
To Be Scanned

Typically we treat either Wednesday or Thursday as a “weekend” day. I find one of the great benefits of being self employed is that you don’t have to save all your errands until Saturday or Sunday when every place is SUPER crowded. So today being the cough weekend and all for me, I slept in until around 10 a.m.

10:00–11:30 Answered e-mail, wrote down print orders, gave Drew some illustrations to scan, some other misc. work and bookkeeping stuff. Okay, so maybe it’s not a “real weekend”.

Morning E Mail

11:30–12:00 Showered, got dressed, called my VERY pregnant friend to wish her a happy birthday. Check which plants need watering (only the cat-bitten bamboo).

Plants

12:00 Out the door.

Out The Door

12:00–12:25 Post office and bank. I normally ship on Tuesdays and Fridays, but I had a special request to overnight prints in time for a gift. The bank is right next to the P.O., and for some reason I DREAD going to the bank, but I had some checks that needed depositing, and I wanted to get some cash for when we go out of town next week.

Post Office

12:25–1:15 Had a nice little breakfast, lunch, coffee break rolled into one at our favorite coffee shop. I have been doing my best to not eat the delicious ginormous bagels, but once or twice a month they just call “Aashhhlleeey”.

Coffee Place
Breakfast

1:15 “Fuel” a.k.a. soy mocha and good music to get us through some errands.

Iced Mocha
Car Music

1:15–2:30 Pick up printing supplies. On the way back we pass a Goodwill where I just wanted to pop in. Lots of silliness. Sometimes they have really good furniture and dresses at this one, but not so much today. There were some fun things and I walked away with these mid-century candlesticks. $4 for the pair, and that’s actually pretty pricey for that Goodwill.

Goodwill
Goodwill Umbrella
Goodwill Candlesticks

2:30–2:50 Run into Office Depot. We need some office stuff. Apparently I broke the stapler. :(

Office Depot

2:50–3:40 Grocery. We needed fruit, veggies, fake meat, and coffee. Also picked up cheapy toothbrushes for our trip.

Veggies
Cart

3:40–4:30 Caught up on my e-mail from when I was gone. We were offered a freelance job I’m very excited about. (!)

4:30–4:40 My sinuses were really bothering me, so I used my neti pot. It does the trick a lot of the time but today I still needed ibuprofen.

4:45–5:00 Fought a rotten little cat over the other half of my bagel. She’s so cute I can’t help but give in.

5:00–5:30 Return phone calls. Call my mom and talk to my best friend (we made coffee plans for tomorrow a.m.) and try to reach one of my sisters.

5:30–6:10 I don’t want to save everything until the last minute, and our cat is staying with friends while we’re out of town, so I bathed her, changed her cat litter, and even cleaned the scooper. Isadora (the cat) wasn’t too happy, but I was. Only one teeny tiny cat scratch that is an A+ in my book.

Wet Isadora
Cat Scratch Fever

6:10–6:30 Finally sat down and tried coaxing Isadora onto my lap to dry her off a bit more and flipped through some channels but settled on nothing and gave up.

6:30–7:00 Lay in bed and read. Is it weird that I prefer reading in bed even when I’m not going to sleep? I think I just prefer lounging, and our couch isn’t the best for lounging IMO.

7:00–8:01 Worked out (I shoot for the mornings but I usually end up working out in the p.m.), showered and got out just in time for LOST. Okay, I was about 30 seconds late.

Working Out

8:01–9:00 Watched LOST and frankly was less than impressed. Drew did make a delicious pot of hazelnut coffee. We munched on baby carrots and grapes with a few chocolate chips and unsalted sunflower seeds. An odd, but satisfying, combination. Grapes are soooo good right now.

LOST

9:00–9:30 Begin organizing for shipping tomorrow. Writing down the prints that need to go out, etc. And of course, have another cup of coffee whilst doing it. Just overheard Drew saying to no one in particular, “This stapler is pretty incredible.”

9:42 I can confirm the stapler is pretty incredible. It’s a Paper Pro.

9:42–10:00 I have moved from e-mail to Etsy conversations. I am a little behind in answering some and really wanted to get caught up.

10:00 Changing out of my pajamas and heading out the door to meet up with our friends James, Diana, and Jared for a drink.

10:01–1:44 The bar is literally up the street. Lots of lively discussion about inappropriate (fun) things and a bit of Jameson and french fries with vinegar.

Drinks

1:45 Home, answering e-mail one last time, brush my teeth and call it a night.

Isadora At Bedtime

2:15 Asleep!

23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Man at 10:00 I am getting ready for BED!

Great dailies! :)

Christine said...

I love ashley's work. I have one of her prints with another one the way.

painted fish studio said...

fun. i love seeing what artists spend their days doing! being at the office while reading it sucks, tho. i can think of a million things i'd rather be doing in my studio-slash-dining room at home!

Mary-Laure said...

What a fun post! I love it. I also love the pic of the artist at her computer (go Macs!), it's always great to see an artist's workplace...

I keep on forgetting to tell you how much I enjoyed the zine you posted for download a few weeks ago. It was beautiful and inspirational! Thank you so much!!!

Hammocks & High Tea said...

it's back! i was itching for a fix there DFM !

alice said...

Awesome post! And I am glad someone else also has the same kind of big hair as I do :)

Kelly C. said...

i LOVE the dailes. sometimes they are just the kick in the booty i need to get some creative work started.
*

Erin Tyner said...

This was so fun to read. Thank you very much Ashley G for sharing one of your days with us :)

nicole green said...

this post totally motivated me to get more crap done this week! i have no clue why .. it just did. so thanks. :) haha!

Joanna Goddard said...

late night! she is so sweet:)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, you guys are so sweet, but Ashley G deserves ALL the credit-- she's FASCINATING!!!! :)

And seriously--- I'm SO in bed by 10pm, too! :)

ties. said...

you know that Office Depot is almost as close to a creative shop as we can get over here?? they have more than one kind of paper, wohooow! that's hard coming from a creative 'entire city' as Antwerp!

i wanted to check out your blog earlier but my computer broke down. now i'm emailing and doing inevitable things on an old machine ... bear with me ;-)

instantanés said...

OOOOHHH, yes, KITTY GENIUS !!! J'adore son travail !!!! Quelle poésie, quelle beauté ... Oh, god, i've to speak in english .... I love the colors, i love the poetry in her works ... she's a ARTIST !!!

Esti said...

I check her blog daily, the simplicity of her art is inspirational and menaingful to me.

art4friends said...

oh this was so much fun,
considering im a big Ashely g and drew fan.

hehe im glad i came across this lovely little blog!

Mae Jane said...

awesome post! I love her work, I own 5 prints which I adoooore!

design for mankind. said...

oH i KNOW, SHE IS SOOOO FANTASTIC! :)

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

ashley is so freaking cute!

thewren said...

Great post! I love your blog too.

kaylovesvintage said...

great, I really did enjoy this....more please

design for mankind. said...

As you wish, my dearies! :)

Anonymous said...

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to ѕhop because nоt only is іt easy to naѵigate,
but it featuгes user rеviews аs well aѕ plеntу
of onlinе retаilers offering the prоduct to сhoοse frοm.
Tons of celebrіty gossip, behіnd the sсenes сandiԁ shots, and loads οf exclusiνе ѵiԁeo footage you won't find anywhere else. The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713, 919-572-8808 This is a one stop shop for holiday decorations.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the hаndbagѕ and puгses are nоt only thе аcсeѕsoгies fοr women but also thеy аre frіends of women.

Аuthentіс leatheг goоds, handbags
іnсludeԁ, aгe ρretty expеnsive.
Τhanκs to the emergence of the designеr chеap рurses,
bag loveгs cаn κеep theіг hobbies at loω
cost.

Alѕo vіѕit my homеpage - Cheap Handbags