Studio Buddies

An imagined record of what goes on in my studio.
Squirrel: Who’s the new guy?
Me: That’s Francois, our new USB hub.
Squirrel: He’s not very friendly.
Me: He’s kinda busy.
Squirrel: I’m busy too, you know. I don’t get all snooty and what not.
Me: Maybe he’s just shy.
Squirrel: Yeah, maybe.

Squirrel: Who’s the new guy?
Me: That’s Francois, our new USB hub.
Squirrel: He’s not very friendly.
Me: He’s kinda busy.
Squirrel: I’m busy too, you know. I don’t get all snooty and what not.
Me: Maybe he’s just shy.
Squirrel: Yeah, maybe.

Squirrel: Looks like you’ve been busy painting.Me: Yep. It’s time to submit new card designs. Squirrel: I thought you just submitted new card designs. Me: That was for holiday cards. This is for Everyday cards — birthdays, thank you, new baby. Squirrel: As far as I’m concerned, every day is a holiday. Me: Because you don’t work? Squirrel: Uhh, no. I just think every day you get to work on what you love doing is a cause for celebration. Me: You are so right, little guy.

Squirrel: Looks like you’ve been busy painting.
Me: Yep. It’s time to submit new card designs.
Squirrel: I thought you just submitted new card designs.
Me: That was for holiday cards. This is for Everyday cards — birthdays, thank you, new baby.
Squirrel: As far as I’m concerned, every day is a holiday.
Me: Because you don’t work?
Squirrel: Uhh, no. I just think every day you get to work on what you love doing is a cause for celebration.
Me: You are so right, little guy.

Me: Squ—Squirrel: Shhhh… I’m trying to give Meerkat a fright. Me: Oh, okay. Afterwards, can you help me with some cards? Squirrel: Yeah, sure, just as soon as Meerkat jumps out of his pelt! Me: And don’t ding the edges of that paper stack. We need to print a bunch of cards for a new order. Squirrel: Okay, okay. Here he comes.

Me: Squ—
Squirrel: Shhhh… I’m trying to give Meerkat a fright.
Me: Oh, okay. Afterwards, can you help me with some cards?
Squirrel: Yeah, sure, just as soon as Meerkat jumps out of his pelt!
Me: And don’t ding the edges of that paper stack. We need to print a bunch of cards for a new order.
Squirrel: Okay, okay. Here he comes.

Squirrel: What are these drawings for?Me: They’re rough sketches for greeting card ideas. Squirrel: What are ideas? Me: Uhm, what? Squirrel: I kid, I kid. So are all these sketches going to be cards some day? Me: No, just a few of them. Maybe 1 out of 5 sketches becomes an actual card. Squirrel: So to get 10 cards you need to come up with 50 sketches? Me: Yup. Squirrel: You’d better get cracking then. Me: Maybe I’d get more sketches done if a certain tiny mammal wasn’t interrupting me with so many questions. Squirrel: I’m just curious. Me: And I love you for it.

Squirrel: What are these drawings for?
Me: They’re rough sketches for greeting card ideas.
Squirrel: What are ideas?
Me: Uhm, what?
Squirrel: I kid, I kid. So are all these sketches going to be cards some day?
Me: No, just a few of them. Maybe 1 out of 5 sketches becomes an actual card.
Squirrel: So to get 10 cards you need to come up with 50 sketches?
Me: Yup.
Squirrel: You’d better get cracking then.
Me: Maybe I’d get more sketches done if a certain tiny mammal wasn’t interrupting me with so many questions.
Squirrel: I’m just curious.
Me: And I love you for it.

Squirrel: Can I help around here?
Me: You have any skills?
Squirrel: I’m good at hopping around!
Me: How about you hop on this punch and punch out some flowers for Mother’s Day cards?
Squirrel: Ooohh, Mother’s Day cards! I’ll make them extra special by crinkling the punched flowers so they look real.
Me: You’re the best, little guy. You really are.

Squirrel: Can I help around here?
Me: You have any skills?
Squirrel: I’m good at hopping around!
Me: How about you hop on this punch and punch out some flowers for Mother’s Day cards?
Squirrel: Ooohh, Mother’s Day cards! I’ll make them extra special by crinkling the punched flowers so they look real.
Me: You’re the best, little guy. You really are.

Rabbit: Peekaboo! Penguins (in unison): I see you! Me: Guys, could you please not horse around with the guillotine?

Rabbit: Peekaboo! Penguins (in unison): I see you! Me: Guys, could you please not horse around with the guillotine?

Squirrel: That’s a lot of anniversary cards!
Me: We got a big re-order from our distributor.
Squirrel: Does that mean people are staying together more?
Me: That may be a stretch, little guy, but I like to think so.

Squirrel: That’s a lot of anniversary cards!
Me: We got a big re-order from our distributor.
Squirrel: Does that mean people are staying together more?
Me: That may be a stretch, little guy, but I like to think so.

Squirrel: Whatcha doing?
Me: I’m working on Christmas card samples.
Squirrel: Didn’t we just have Christmas?
Me: These are for Christmas 2012.
Squirrel: You look tired.
Me: I’m going to file that under “Not Helping.”

Squirrel: Whatcha doing?
Me: I’m working on Christmas card samples.
Squirrel: Didn’t we just have Christmas?
Me: These are for Christmas 2012.
Squirrel: You look tired.
Me: I’m going to file that under “Not Helping.”