today was Wally's first time on public transit. we got on the streetcar, subway and the bus, and no temper tantrums to speak of. we went to check out how the new shadowboxes are coming along at Day and Night Woodworking on Dupont. i'm overhauling the way i've been framing my work to streamline the process, as the framing seems to be taking almost as long as the making of the actual artwork (and is a real pain in the ass). the new boxes are looking great and the really good thing is that i will be able to eliminate the mat-board part of the process, as the boxes will be all wood and painted inside (in place of the paper box). this will also allow me to do more stuff with the background, like adding images, drawing, etc. something i've been thinking about for a while.