Posts in Winter

November 25, 2014

Last night, I dreamt I took a day trip to Manitoba. Just an afternoon of pool-swimming at an area motel. I came home and bragged to everyone, "I went to Manitohhhba today."

Two observations:

1) No wall-less public toilet in this dream?? That's right. Who's in charge now, Dreams??

2) My dreams have finally taken me to Canada...

AND ANOTHER THING: Winter came completely out of nowhere this year. One week it was 71°, and the next week, I had to break out the Smartwool. "Oh, Minnesota! You are so crazy! Potholes and moquitoes and icehouses!"

Shut up.

Posts in Winter

November 5, 2014

And maybe a pregnant cat.

Don't say anything. JUST DON'T. Tib might have snuck out the window like some sort of wild teenager. We'll know as soon as we catch her in the kitchen with a tub of Ben & Jerry's.

In other (less controversial) news from the Zeichen Press Headquarters: The new cards are all printed and in the shop! Wanna see?

Posts in Winter

July 22, 2014

Don't you hate looking at photographs when you're not in them?

Me too!

Oh, and I made this for my gals.

Posts in Winter

May 27, 2014

Farewell my Wintertime Prison... Springtime is the amnesty hors d'oeuvre and reminds all (in these Northern climates) of the duality of nature.

See the flattened squirrel on the bike path? (Why is it SO flat on a bike path? WHY??)

And see the lilacs in full bloom? (DO YOU??!! Face-meltingly beautiful...)

Hmm, people also think about baseball in the Spring? Right? How about a congratulations card for the bros?



Posts in Winter

April 1, 2014

Jen's back!

Thank God.

She said she "missed ZP soooo much!"

ZP missed her too! To show her just how much, this rabbit (mascot) sacrificed and froze himself to the ground right in front of the gate she walks through to enter the ZP Headquarters.

ALSO, I wrote/designed a new cover for my book... Kara is busily drawing pictures while I bark directions at her. I'm sure she's already made a voodoo doll of me.

I don't blame her a bit.

Posts in Winter

March 24, 2014

Jen is in Istanbul (was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople)

and I discuss cannibalism after a family dinner. "Apparently," says Number One Son, "human meat tastes just like bison."

And so on.

If this Winter ever ends (will it?? Did I just imagine warmer days??), students will graduate and I made a card for such an occasion:


Posts in Winter

March 8, 2014

It's true!

Our site was down for most of the week and the pirates wouldn't restore it until serious demands were met. Jen had to "marry" the pirates and I had to write more birthday cards for our Spring Release.

Posts in Winter

February 26, 2014

I've had 120 fires, watched everything (worth watching) on Netflix, eaten BONE-BROTH soup (like a caveman), changed my Smartwool socks 4 times...


Here's the new cover with working title. (Isn't that what people say??)

But I always try to find the deeper meaning behind hardship, and 45 sub-zero days equals hardship. AM I RIGHT??

Maybe I'm supposed to let the Winter inspire more cards?