I’m furloughed today, along with every other employee of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Not having to get up for work on a Friday seems awesome until you remember the pay cut. I almost had a “FUND MY FURLOUGH” Etsy sale, but I thought the better of it.
So, besides deciding not to have a totally tacky sale, what have I done with my furlough? Glad you asked, imaginary reader! (Does anyone else feel a lot like you’re talking to yourself when you write a blog? And with writing, it’s not like you can do the “oh, no, I’m not schizophrenic; it’s my Bluetooth so STOP LOOKING AT ME ALL OF YOU” thing. I mean you can, but you’re pretty much going to convince everyone you definitely are insane.
Anyway, for my first furlough trick, I colorized this 1910s photo of a possibly dead cat holding a birthday cake. (The photographer claimed live models were the only ones used in his body of work, but … well. I’m not convinced.)
Best thing: This image is so old, it’s public domain in the States, so it’s fair game to use for any ol’ commercial purpose. I’m not promising you’ll be able to buy this on a purse or t-shirt soon, but I’m not *not* promising that either. WINK NUDGE TEEHEE TITTER.
Anyway, I’ve got a four-day weekend and I’ll be damned if I don’t make the most of it. I need to get, like, at LEAST half a dozen more disturbing pictures in ready-to-print shape. And I have five — FIVE — customizable dresses in the works for the shop. So … I’m off to be productive.
Keep scrolling all you want, but I’m afraid you won’t find a point to this post. I can’t find it either.