Five Questions Friday: The “BRO’s”

Q: I cannot believe February is almost over. It will soon be spring! BTW, what is your favorite time of year?
Eric: Uhm, hmmm… I guess if I had to pick, Spring.

Q: How was your trip with Jaxson to Knoxville to go get some cherry wood?
Eric: It was fun.

Q: Three hours there and three hours back was fun?
Eric: It’s two-and-a-half hours there, not three. And, yes, he was docile and a perfect traveler. He sits right in the front seat and enjoys the ride.
Do you talk?
Talk??? I don’t talk to him and he doesn’t talk to me. We’re “Bro’s”. We don’t do that kind of stuff.

Q: I am now a week late in providing the gallery with my exhibit statement. Will you please write it for me???
Eric: You said it’s not your bio or an artist statement so I don’t know what you should say so my answer is… Ah – No! 

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: Your exhibit statement. Just write it and send it already! Like tonight. So we can go watch a show in the movie room.
(It’s all about Mr. Basketmaker…. oh wait… he just brought me a glass of wine… I take that back… )


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  1. Hannah

    A lovely glass of wine smooths a lot of bumps in the road……………………

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My New Graphic Design Rates

Someone sent this to me (probably my cousin when I was “venting” to her about a client). It’s actually a t-shirt sold on Cafe Press. I’m thinking I should add this to my price list! (If I only had the nerve to…)


I sent this graphic to one of my clients who I do work for, on behalf of his clients (he’s what you would call “the middle man.”) He immediately replied which client he wanted to forward this to and I knew who he was referring to.

Awhile back, I was working on a brochure for him where he sent me back a PDF with numerous edits written on it from someone named “Rose.” I asked, “Who is this Rose” and he responded back with five words: “Don’t freak out… the secretary.”

I went to 5 years of art school to get design edits from the secretary who was hired a few months ago! Honestly, us graphic artists (and the middle man) really put up with a lot!

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Five Questions Friday: Business Moves Back in the Kitchen

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Q: I see that Eric Taylor Basketry has moved into the kitchen again today.
Eric: Well, yeah. I had to bend some wood and our stove with gas works best to get the wood boiled and hot. Should I buy a new stove and install a gas hookup for the workshop?
Uh, no. Use the kitchen.

Q: What are you working on and for who?
Eric: Bending Rims and Handles for my Cottage Garden Basket that I’m teaching in a couple weeks at Winter Weave in Ohio.

Q: How ’bout that Super Bowl and don’t you feel bad for Jud? I mean, we watched the Super Bowl at his house, in Falcons’ territory, and ate all his food.
Eric: Ate all his food? I don’t feel bad for eating all his food. And I don’t feel bad for winning the game either. We all got along and there were no fights. That “super bowl” contract you drafted and tried to get us to sign was not necessary. 

Q: Now that you bought a new projector for our movie room, am I not going to see you anymore?
Eric: Oh. Well. Ah. No. I mean, won’t you come and watch more movies with me?

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: You finding out that I bought a brand new projector.

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  1. Nice of you to share the stove for workshop endeavors.
    Winter Weave, Ohio sounds very basketry.
    Enjoy the movies!

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