To cap off a day of serious ups and downs, my printer just died the final death. And I have prints that need to go out NOW.
I cursed, exhaled, got up, checked the internet, nodded glumly, and went out to Best Buy, where I laid out $600 on a new printer, ink, and service plan.
It’s a good printer. It’s an upgrade from my current, it can do giclee prints, it’s got the separate toner bays so that I can just replace the red instead of the whole thing (which is much more efficient for me!) It had to be done, it had to be done now–I’ve been nursing my old printer along for years, and I put far more wear and tear on the things than they’re designed to handle. It’s my major money maker, and it had to be done.
But christ, $600 on my current budget is a hurting.
So, I’m finally having to do it.
I’m auctioning off a commission.
This is a Weird Shoe painting commission–anything you want, as long as it’s a shoe. (I’ve had good luck in the past with “Anything you want, as long as it’s a frog,” figured I’d try again.) If it goes well–or my budget goes ill!–I may auction off others. I’m really not up for character commissions any more, for the most part, so I’m sticking with things I know I still have a passion for at the moment. (We may yet see “Anything you want, as long as it’s a wombat/pink lizard/weird fruit,” for that matter.) Since I rather need a Weird Shoe for the aforementioned show, I thought I’d make the offer, and hopefully I can work out with a bidder to deliver after the show–and even if not, at least I’ll be in a shoe mood.
Edit: I just ran a print off on Mr. Printy. I think I just had a printgasm.