Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Printers Block

Occasionally people get saddled with moody, disobedient, high maintenance dogs or cats or kids. In Sara’s case, it’s a printer. A giant printer in our design studio that has caused so much turmoil here at Fishs Eddy… even almost divorce!
Somehow along the way, Sara got custody.

Sara the Printer Whisperer

This printer is actually in love with Sara. It sits behind her and stares at her all day. It cat calls her and gets jealous when she pays attention to other people, or devices. The printer refuses put out for anyone but Sara.


In fact, the printer can’t do anything without Sara because it has an umbilical chord that extends across the design studio right to Sara’s mac. It’s not that Sara is an enabler, or co-dependent or anything like that. Sara always tries to encourage the printer to grow up… to experience life working for somebody else. But the printer refuses.

Overprotective Sara

I have my own theory about all of this. I think the printer is a total snob. It knows excellence and great design and it refuses to work with anyone except Sara, because Sara is a great designer.

One of Sara's many designs

Unfortunately it seems as though the printer hates me the most. Maybe it’s because I taunt it when Sara is away from her desk, “ya know she has someone else in her life!” and “no one is looking, I could jam you up right now!”

Sara & Ron, the other love in her life

Maybe it’s because the printer thinks I’m going to pollute Sara’s ways and it’s trying to protect her. On top of all her talent, Sara is neat, and organized. Her desk is a reflection of how she works, methodically and creatively…always a perfectionist. My desk looks like it's waiting for FEMA to come by and give it an estimate.

Sara's world, Julie's world

I try to tell the printer it takes all kinds, but it won’t hear of it.
Still, I have to say, our snobby elitist highbrow printer knows a good thing... and so do all the people who love the beautiful work that comes out of Sara’s desk… and printer!

For more of Sara's work visit her blog, Pomme Designs. 

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