Unfortunately, I’m not living the life of the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon on which the title is based — it’s a bit more literal for me this past week. Busy and rather out of the ordinary — so, please indulge me as I dip a bit outside of the normal stuff you find here.
The kids came over for the Patriot’s game last Sunday. Sounds normal until you consider that my daughter was watching the game at our house because it was a bit closer to the hospital — and she was in the early phases of labor. A true fan, she watched the Pats win (with us occasionally chiming in “breathe, breathe…”) before they headed back to Emerson Hospital for the real fun stuff. At 1:30am that evening our first grandchild, Damien James Cosgrove, drew his first breath of air here in our little corner of Terra.
A few pics of Cathy and Jeff’s new baby boy:
Amid all the hubbub of a new family member I’ve been working on a number of photographic projects (when it rains it pours):
1) A presentation for the Maynard Historical Society’s meeting on Monday, with a significant amount of production work on my end. (My thanks to Call-A-Copy Digital in town for helping with this project.)
2) Last week I received a commission from a group of regional environmental organizations to produce a print for a rather well-known person (I won’t say who it is as it might be a surprise). The print came out great and is now in the hands of my new friends at Gallery Seven – a new frame shop and photo gallery in town.
3) Finished a picture book for the Stone Mountain Arts Center. I’m hoping the folks there will like it (and maybe others will order copies.)
4) 20 frames arrived for my upcoming gallery show at the end of the month. I’ll be printing and assembling that next week.
5) Tweaking the slideshow for a presentation I’m doing the first week of October.
6) And a video project has popped up – probably for next week as well.
7) Getting all hot and bothered by the Canon 5D MkII announcement…
It’s sure nice that at least a few of these projects are producing a bit of income.