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  • Writer's pictureEmily Eldredge

"The Week in Idiots'Land" by Robbi Behr

Find Robbi's original blog post here, which includes her incredible drawings!

Well, we’re trying to get organized around here. And part of getting organized, apparently, is having a more methodical approach to things. This means not waking up every morning wondering what the hell is going on. That’s our goal, anyway. So, a big part of this effort was to set ourselves a schedule. It is now 9:47, which means I am supposed to be writing blog posts until 10:00. At which point I’m supposed to be done writing blog posts. Seeing as I’m supposed to do TWO and this is as far as I’ve gotten, well, I’m not optimistic. And because this is Friday (not Saturday, as you might believe), I am supposed to be writing a re-cap on what we’ve done this week at Idiots’Books. In no particular order:

First and foremost, my family returned from the Wild Wild Midwest.

That was nice.

Second, we put together a schedule:

That’s kind of generally what it started out as. Then, as I am wont to do, I spent two days trying to make it pretty.

And pretty it is!!

We’re feeling flush in our new sense of organized-ness.

Third, I finished some illustrations for my dear friend Emily, who works as a sort of art therapist using what is called the “Drawing Out Process.” You can read more about it here or check out the Facebook page here, but the basic idea is that through drawing the “characters” in our heads who are holding us back, we acknowledge them and can change our behaviors having recognized what they want and expect from us. Emily has done fantastic work using this process – I’m particularly impressed with the work she has done with different prison populations. Needless to say, I’m very proud to be included in this process. So – my job was to draw some of the standard “characters” who often hold us back, and their counterparts, who can help us get past our barriers.

The “Controller” and the “Minder”...

The “Wounded” and the “Free Spirit”...

And the “Defender” and the “Sovereign”...

It was a fun project.

I also threw together some sketches for future auctions:

And received some correspondence from R. Fucking Crumb:

All in all, not a bad frickin’ week.


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