Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pack and ship and pack and ship.

That's it. Approximately 130 pieces went out in the mail today...yikes. My studio looks mighty empty right now...and I'm totally freaked out.On a lighter note, this tray was featured on a lovely blog today. Check it out.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

2 Months Later.

I know, I know.

It seems that Flickr and Twitter and Facebook have all conspired against me...sucking up my time and making blog posts nearly pointless. My husband hates when I use the term "micro-blogging"....and I must say that I hate that term as well, but that what it is. Instantaneous notes on new work, new Etsy listings, shows...all that stuff.

Oh well. I do miss having a weekly update that's a bit more thorough...and a bit more permanent. It's nice to look back on my progress and lame little musings....I'll just have to try harder....stay more a bit more disciplined.

So, you can find my work up in Hudson, NY during Arts Walk 2009. I have 15 pieces displayed in the windows of Face Stockholm for the Windows of Warren. It's actually a perfect fit. My glaze colors compliment the makeup really well....and then there are those great black and white floors...

And of course, I've been running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, trying to fill all my holiday orders....while still trying to fit in a bunch of one-of-a-kind pieces I've been DYING to get made. I will admit, I've been on a weird kick for the past month...and my husband doesn't like it one bit. I've basically been working in the studio just about every day into night, non-stop, until about 4 am. I've even seen the sun start to rise a few times...I know, not too healthy. In my defense, I still get at least 6 hours of sleep, I've been eating really well, working out as fact, I'm very healthy, not run down at all. And I've gone through so many audio books it's kind of insane...not to mention the late night dance attendance: me. I thought I'd be totally burnt out by now...not at all. I'm actually amazed at all the work I've manage to make and I'm still happy being in the studio, not sick of it AT ALL. I've always been a night owl. I'm a bit embarrassed to say this, but Facebook has been a great tool for keeping my sanity. Being able to connect with other potter's who are also all alone in the studio is a really great thing. It's nice knowing that I'm not the only one locked up in my studio, talking to myself. I take regular "coffee breaks" to chat with my "co-workers" and it brings me back to "reality"...ha! And even when it's late, there are the potters in other countries! Where would we all be without our computers and phones....

Well, back to the studio for another long night...and I love it....