Last week, a coworker found me a pretty serious looking Woolly Bear caterpillar and of course I took it home. It decided it liked to eat a very particular kind of maple-looking leaf, and I thought things were looking great. But then he didn't eat anything for a few days and I was immediately crestfallen. The last time a caterpillar refused to eat his host plant, it died and I felt very inadequate about it.
But Bear has picked up his nibbling again, and judging by the near-lack of orange stripe, he is probably due to molt... you know... 6 or 7 times. Sometime. It's been tricky trying to find his preferred leaf. I have found two trees so far that grow them. There are SO MANY TREES around that look like maple trees but have subtle differences in the leave shape that I hadn't noticed before.
I am learning so much already.
I only have a couple of days off this week, and it's been busy! 3 orders to be completed, packed and shipped. And then I'm trying to get the art videos done (at the last minute again! augh!). Plus, trying to keep the apartment from falling apart, and hunting for maples... I'm about pooped.
I returned attention to the show zine I was working on. I liked it at first, and then I didn't, and now it's looking pretty swell again. I ran into some problems trying to get a sample printed at Staples. Turns out, if you upload JPG instead of PDF they shrink the file. And since I'm probably not going to be paid for my time on this zine, I'm not really keen on trimming all of these borders in addition to folding/cutting/binding!
So I'll try another set using the PDF file. Hoping it will work out better this round, because the paper feels quite nice and the images look very sharp.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?