Saturday, 9 April 2011

My New P.A.


Yes, there is a new addition to the studio - I have a Personal Assistant (!!!). For some time I have been feeling a little swamped by all the admin that seems to be attracted to me by some invisible, magnetic force...


You know how it is: once you get a bit behind, it starts to pile up, quite literally sometimes. But help is at hand, in the form of the (now even more) long-suffering John, who finished his contract at his regular place of work at the end of March. He has various irons in the fire but, about half the time from here on in, John will be my Right-Hand-Man, my secretary, project manager, researcher, administrator, (tea maker, brow wiper, foot massager..?).


Thanks to his help, I should manage to get all my artwork done in time for my deadline at the end of the week (despite my naughtiness yesterday!).

Luckily John's already got a pretty clear sense of how it all works here, so that part is easy, but it remains to be seen if we can continue to work together in the same room all day without killing one another! I have a whip on order, just in case he proves to be a slacker. Now I just need to decide what sort of uniform I want him to wear...

9 comments:

granny grimble said...

I don't see any mention of salary anywhere! Or is it an 'all the chocolate you can eat' deal :0)

Faye said...

Yay Lynne! He looks like a useful sort of chap to have around. Good luck with the deadlines :)

Catherine Stine said...

Boy, I'd love a PA! Hope that works out for you.
Lynn, I just stumbled upon your wonderful blog, and I'm following now. I am an artist, and an author. Love your illustrations!
Cheers, Catherine

Sarah Anderson said...

the blue post it note uniform in the first pic could be an option ;)

Sharon said...

I'd like a PA like yours; he sounds very useful. Can I order one from your website? Do they come in different colours? (the red shirt could be a bit much early in the morning). Are they friendly or do they bite?

I know you are busy but perhaps your PA could reply.

Sharon, Perth Australia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon

This is the PA replying. Others can be ordered from the website but there is quite a waiting list. All units do come with a comprehensive list of user instructions but please remember they have to be fully inflated before use, therefore not suitable for Asthmatics!

John

granny grimble said...

Hi Sharon!

The PA's reply omitted to mention one of the slight drawbacks in owning one of these models. It does come with a voracious appetite for chocolate, biscuits and cake. I do speak from long experience with the current model. Please be prepared!

Lynne Chapman said...

Don't worry - it can be trained to work perfectly satisfactorily on bread and water (wholemeal, naturally).

Emily said...

I just had to peek at the comments for this post (I suspected whimsy)and I'm glad I did.

Oh and hello new PA!