Weekend Progress

The end of the weekend is here, unfortunately...although it was lovely and relaxing. I hope all of yours were nice as well :-)

I got one more collage laid out, see below... And I ordered a printer! The Epson R1900, one I've been researching for a little while. Finally saw some test prints at the store - actually in a book, comparing Epson's top 3 wide-format printers (well, the top 3 for less than $1,000.00, that is). I'm so excited that I'll be able to print lovely, quality images soon!

While I was at it, I also ordered a new computer from HP. I love my little HP Mini Netbook so much, that little red-with-pink-flowers cuteness that you see peeking out of the corner of the pic above - but, while it's very pretty and very portable, the small screen is difficult to work with to process images, and I decided to splurge on a dedicated machine for my coming-soon Etsy business. I even have a repayment plan all figured out for the financing on the computer - thanks to my good friend S. who taught me budgeting & financial projections. I feel so business-like now!

I have to admit that planning for my online store, getting my artwork ready to introduce to the world, really committing to moving forward with this dream I have of being a successful artist, is really starting to take over my life now. There is not much else that I'd rather be doing right now :-)


  1. Yeah!!!! Good for you on moving forward full force!!!!! How exciting!!!! Soo happy for you fellow fishie!!!!

  2. Oh my sooo many exciting news! Yipeee congratz on purchasing a new printer and a mini notebook!! Oh most of all, yay to you for making a plunge to open up a shop! I am really looking forward to it. :) I too made a similar plunge in finally pruchasing a good dslr camera! This is indeed exciting times for all of us. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  3. Ooh, you got the R1900!! Fantastic. I'm happy to hear you thought it's good after shopping around, that's the one I've been looking at too - just haven't made the leap yet... : ) Good luck with your prints and look forward to checking out your soon-to-be etsy shop!! (And I know EXACTLY what you mean in your last sentence - there's nothing I'd rather be doing right now, either. That fishbowl is an inspiring place...)

  4. Hi. I am also a fellow fishie. That is so great you bought a new computer and the printer. I am also checking that one out. Glad to here the test prints are nice. Can't wait to see the shop. Very exciting. Keep up the great work!