Tag Archives: work

“ouroboros”

An overdue reminder to myself that there is no tail to catch. Back in the day, in work and sometimes in life, there were times when I would catch up. Finish all my jobs and reflect. Maybe even prepare and look ahead. I need to stop looking for that end, that pause. Need to work […]

“managing for performance”

I tried working on something frivolous… I really did. Somehow it seemed a little pointless. It’s mostly the negative stuff that gets its claws into me, that feels meaningful enough to work on till it’s done. The paradox is that the drawing of it often makes me happy. As a blog it may seem a […]

“reanimation”

I’m flicking the switch. Turning over a new leaf. Beginning as I mean to continue. Moved to a new floor at work today, got some staff changes coming, caring less to sleep more, getting back on the exercise bike, and pumping some juice back into my creativity. Frankensteining some of the old avatars, good and […]

“balance #16”

This is probably a little aspirational. After a bruising few weeks I came home from work last night, before a day off, feeling like I’d done everything I could. And that I could leave it behind. All of the balance pictures have been about keeping the difficult things in my life up in the air, […]

“apogee”

After a break in transmission, a (mostly) lighthearted look at my recent work / life balance. Think Icarus flying by the seat of his pants. In the downtime, I spent most of my spare time rebuilding the blog. No one really cares about the details, but I coded it up as a custom theme with […]

“ballast”

What I write sometimes seems a little circular… “been a while / been busy / self referential”. This one could be more so. Been an insane 6 weeks or so, working on my agency’s two biggest projects for the year, at the same time. Then doubling down by burning some extra curricular midnight oil. Before […]

“hammer ‘n’ tongs”

Been a while between posts, for all the right reasons. Well, we did all have a virus that made us vomit, but mostly it was because I’ve been spending my nights working on a freelance project. Which links into the the idea of the picture, along with getting some big jobs over the line for […]

“threading the needle”

Passed checkup number seven last week, no April Fool’s gag, it was more boring than stressful. This picture probably looks less light hearted than it is, a good companion piece to the first test’s snake. Been quiet on the blog front, working on some “professional” personal work, a fake beer label. Quite satisfying to do […]

“autonomic”

Another piece about being ground under by work. Hmmm. Rather than dwell on that, the other week over a few beers with cuz Mike, we were talking about journals that you have to do while studying anything artsy. Talking about how artificial they were, and how often you had to fake it by working backwards […]