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Apr. 6th, 2011 02:49 pm
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Hey, is this thing still on?

*kicks internet in the slats*

I'm trying to decide whether to try and update here again, or just add occasional text posts to Tumblr (which I had originally intended to be a place to dump pictures).

Some stuff is happening! It looks like the Professor and I are going to be moving away from Seattle this summer. Probably we will be going back to Pittsburgh, at least for a while, although I have no idea whether we're likely to stay there for any length of time. Partly it will depend on whether or not we're able to find a suitable building in which to set up shop space.

I've been making some more progress with my printing press, figuring out some things I want to do and also some things I don't want to get stuck doing. The question of how to turn art-crap into money is always a vexing one. I'm good at figuring out logistics and producing inventory, and I'm very, very bad at being a salesman or doing publicity. It seems like I can either be productive and make things, or I can sink energy into photographing, describing, pricing, posting, listing, etc., but I can't remotely do both. And the sales-and-marketing stuff is unpleasant enough that I stop making things for weeks at a time afterward, and sink into lethargy and self-loathing.

One of my (forlorn?) hopes is that if I spend some time back in Pittsburgh, I'll be able to tap into a better network of acquaintances, and that some friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend will turn out to be a sensible, cheerfully outgoing person who is interested in the part of things that involves talking to the public. Surely such a person must exist, somewhere.

In the meantime, I'm all worried about how to pack up everything I own and get it across the continent, again.
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