Busy, busy, busy

So…..Man! I've been insanely busy!


Tomorrow is the Portland Zine Symposium! Please come! 

I've just started my PI job as a claims investigator. And so far, I'm enjoying it. It's been challenging to keep all the details straight, plus learning how to use a PC after using exclusively a Mac for the last ten years has been a little annoying. But all in all I think this new job will be a great addition to my assortment of jobs. Also, I can't deny the thrill of being a real-life PI! 

Here I am after I finally passed my PI exam! 

Here I am after I finally passed my PI exam! 

In other news I participated in two readings recently. One in San Francisco and one in Portland. 

My good friend Leonard invited me down to read at his One Lone Pear Tree reading in San Francisco. I read a piece about a cruise that my father and I went on in 2001. I'm still looking for a publisher for this piece. 

My good friend Leonard invited me down to read at his One Lone Pear Tree reading in San Francisco. I read a piece about a cruise that my father and I went on in 2001. I'm still looking for a publisher for this piece. 

Here I am reading from my new zine (!) at Reading Frenzy last Wednesday. I was part of a group of zinesters and small press folks who were invited to present their projects. It was so much fun! Thanks Chloe! 

Here I am reading from my new zine (!) at Reading Frenzy last Wednesday. I was part of a group of zinesters and small press folks who were invited to present their projects. It was so much fun! Thanks Chloe! 

Right now I'm sitting outside typing this, slightly exhausted after a long day of work. I realize late in life, that I'm just not very good at handling stress. What stresses me is the need to always perform perfectly. My perfectionism is really apparent when I start a new job. On one hand,  you have to be a perfectionist to be an artist - otherwise there is no point; your pursuit is towards perfect beauty. But when learning a new skill and being accountable to a boss, well, it really eats me up inside and I find myself obsessing over details. I was so stressed out today my eyes weren't focusing and my fingertips and feet got icy cold. That's not healthy. I need to find a better way to manage this. 

But I'm sitting outside and it's very nice out. Mosquitoes are biting me and I'm listening to my boyfriend's band finish practicing inside his small living room. Tomorrow is the Portland Zine Symposium. I just finished a new zine. It's all about meeting Bernard and falling in love. 

It might be a while before I will be able to send out my latest zine to subscribers. Please be patient with me. Thanks so much for your support!