Endangered Ark Art Card Deck!
This weekend, though, Mbala and I decided to take a short break from it by only working a partial day on Saturday then heading up to the Twin Cities for a big home show there. We walked around for hours and still only saw a fraction of it. It was nice to see a lot of the materials in person (Insulated concrete forms are just awesome!) - and we met a really neat architect with a beautiful portfolio and down-to-earth attitude. He was extremely professional seeming but not lofty, and even though we were kind of dressed like hobos (tshirts, old jackets) he didn't talk down to us. That's a big deal to me - sales people especially tend to underestimate me, much to their detriment.
After that we went to a small gathering graciously hosted by brerandalopex (the Sofawolf guys!) which was wonderful and relaxing. Great food, great company, and really laid back. :) We don't get out like that a lot and the timing was fantastic. It was awesome to meet you, ursulasart - I still find you quite charming, as well. ;)
The only bad thing was getting home so late - that plus daylight savings time meant getting in around 3am. We're on a pretty early schedule so it's made me a bit loopy. I still want to be up by 7am then I'm just a zombie. Sunday we worked and then treated ourselves to a late showing of the Watchmen. Not normally the type of movie I'd go see (we don't go to theatres often or watch movies for that matter) but everyone was talking about it. It was neat! I thought it was missing a lot of character development and felt a little bit like way too much going on in one sitting, but that is perhaps because I haven't read the graphic novel version (and that's also being nitpicky - I think it was worth seeing). I look forward to doing so to compare! I've only ever read a handful of graphic novels before so I'm woefully out of the loop with that.
We also have a rental car for now since someone sideswiped our parked car downtown (their fault) and so there will be lots of dealing with the insurance companies on that, but at least we aren't stuck anymore.
Today is a big catch-up day for me. Finishing up a bunch of glass pendants, some commission things, organizing emails, cleaning the house, and running errands.