Happy New Year, everybody! So far, I've been taking 2009 niiiiiiice and sloooooow. I'm in my 31st week of pregnancy and, well, I'm feeling a bit fragile! I get winded walking across the street to the Post Office. I even get winded standing in line at the Post Office. Fortunately, my most recent freelance gig finally came to a close, so I can spend my final 2 months of pregnancy prepping the apartment, resting, and perhaps listing a few new goodies in the shop. All you moms out there who worked up till your due date, I salute you! I don't know how much longer I could've managed to climb those subway stairs every morning.
This week I hope to finally open up my Gocco machine and make my first print with it! It's been sitting new in its box taunting me since July, when I bought it as a birthday present to myself. I'm going to decorate some notebooks with it.
Oh yeah, the shop hit 500 sales! Don't know if I mentioned that, but I was super excited. It makes me hopeful for my plan of leaving animation behind (at least for a bit) in favor of building my business while I stay at home with our baby girl.
I hope all of your plans for 2009 go smoothly ... I think it's going to be an exciting year.
P.S. The above picture was taken in La Sirena, one of those great shops in the East Village that is chock full of eye candy.