Every time I think we should pack up and leave this area we get a rip'n storm. We have been underwater for the better part of a week now. Gardening bad, studio time good. Yesterday the wind shifted to the North East or N'or Easters around here.
Unusual this time of the year, N'or Easters are normally fall and winter weather patterns but then it's May and anything goes. We have had our fair share this year but the power of these storms never ceases to amaze me.
Butch and I run to the beach and jump out of the car, very much like getting out mid car wash at the Bright and Shine $3 car wash. I always take the camera but never manage to catch the fury of Lake Erie. This is as close as I can get. If you are reading this get a spritz bottle and spray yourself as you read, oh and turn the fan on high. Sometimes it's a challenge to stand upright.
So much has gone on since last blogging. I have applied to a number of jobs; every thing from gardening at a yacht club to professional organizer for a oil painter........ now take a breath and stop laughing! While interviewing for the professional organizer to another artist I had epiphany. Listening to the job description the little voice in my head said; "Hey, if you did half these things for yourself you would not be looking for a job!" Thank you little voice!
I politely said; "Grand, talking with you and I cannot possibly work 3 days a week". (I've been watching too much BBC.) After hanging up the telly I got out my trusty pad of paper and made a list of what I need to accomplish in the next 30 days.
I love lists and as I am task oriented it is a rush to cross off little victories on the master task list of my life.
In the next 30 days.......... (written in purple Sharpie, no wait isn't purple the color of suffering?)
Get the yard whipped into shape and finish the gardens. Mother Nature you must help out on this one!
Re-vamp the website to actually sell work from a virtual gallery..........
Update my self published Blurb book......
Write in RED Sharpie Marker on my calendar and forehead; STUDIO SALE - July 16th and 17th.
Get new postcards for studio sale.
Write up press release for studio sale
Get to Louisville, KY and hang out with other fab potters and sell pots on May 20th and 21st
Get to Shaker Hts. and sell pots on June 18th and 19th
Keep making those big woven pots but know your market and make some functional work too!
Up date website with new dates.
Enter more gallery shows out of state.
Enter more gallery shows in state.
Whittle ideas down to a few good ones and run with them.
Eat more bran........
Pumpkin garden lanterns, love these lit at night!
Seem to be on bee kick lately. The bees are gracing pate' dishes, honey pots, cookie jars and plates. Working with a new clay has been a bit of a challenge over the past couple weeks and learning not all my glazes will travel to the next clay body. Forgot to schedule time in studio for screw ups......
It's going to be a busy 30 days!
Hoping the sun shines on every one soon! The rain has to stop ......... doesn't it?