Montreal Tattoo Convention

Scott and I will be attending the Montreal Tattoo Convention next weekend.  Scott has some slots still available, so if you’re interested in getting work from him, please email him ASAP:

I will be getting tattooed by Daveee Blows and David Glantz, lucky me!  Can’t wait to see the usual crew of friends and eat ridiculously good food.

In other news, our farm is off the market.  It’s a long story, funny in parts, and it was right down to the wire.  If you want to hear it, I’ll tell it to you over a cup of coffee.  For now, we stay.  We have everything we want here.  We still have some fight left.  So we’ll continue.

We’ll be committed to several more years of home limbo, of political headsmashery, of tireless efforts.  Scott is still the elected citizen rep on the InterMunicipal Wind Committee, and I am the newly elected President of an incorporated not-for-profit, so we won’t have a break anytime real soon.  Sometimes I feel like we are just treading water.  And then I look with fresh eyes and see how much closer to shore we are. Though it has been an excruciatingly slow process, I believe we have in fact made progress.  We must savor small victories.

Progress, not perfection.

Letting go.


  1. Thomas Vree · August 29, 2012

    I think of you and your situation quite a lot.

    Hope a weekend away in Montreal is a nice respite from it all. Enjoy your time there together.

  2. eli · August 29, 2012

    progress, not perfection … i like that.

  3. Barbara, Your Gram · August 29, 2012

    You two are a great combination and we are sure all will work out for you, eventually, to your satisfaction. Keep up the good work and take care of those adorable children. We love you all. G & G

  4. Ro · August 29, 2012

    Good luck, Ashley. Hang in there.

    Enjoy the tattoo convention. :)

  5. Aunt Nancy · August 29, 2012

    I too have resigned to being in limbo for now. After measuring and weighing my options, limbo seemed wisest.

    Beautiful pix.

  6. Hayley · August 29, 2012

    Awesome. So glad you’re staying! have a blast in Montreal. I don’t doubt that you have made progress.. now about that coffee…….

  7. Martini · August 29, 2012

    Congrats on the new endeavors!
    Have fun at the convention. :)


  8. Nicole P. · August 29, 2012

    I’m sure you enjoyed the tattoo convention. Glad you decided to keep the farm. Wish I were close by to have that cup of coffee. :)

  9. Tatyana · August 29, 2012

    We sent our prayers for you after we read that the farm was on the market. WE are so happy to read the good news! No Pasaran! :)

  10. Erin · August 29, 2012

    How did you decrease your earlobes? I’m toying with getting mine done. The guage has lost its luster.