No coffee, no music. I sense a recurring theme. Maybe if I wrote at a different time of the day, my writing would be different, happier maybe. It is difficult to be perky and optimistic in the dark before down. On the plus side, I just looked out the window and the fireflies are still out. A nice sight though not one I am used to seeing when I awake. The pictures scattered throughout this post are from the artist I did collaborative work with for the BMAC a couple of weeks ago. It's my glass and his metal. The glass sizes range from 8" X 12" to 12" X 20". I can't wait to see them in person at the show next week.
The studio this week is a symphony where I am the conductor and all the musicians. I play madly knowing that if I stop, something dark will eat my soul... Well, it's not as bad as all that, but it is pretty hectic. The first fuse load (of two) for the BMAC goes in today along with the last of the Art Institute pieces. The AI seems a bit anxious about their order so I am going to ship it next Tuesday before leaving for the BMAC rather than the following Tuesday when I return.
Yesterday with great help from my mother (who fed the postcards into the laser printer so the backs could be printed and who put all the address labels on them) I got 500+ postcards ready to mail this morning for the BMAC. That was more than I planned to send, but the list I used looked pretty good (all the nominees for NICHE magazine top retailer awards this year). For the February show I mailed postcards to the top 100 retailers of 2005 and I got at least three new galleries for my troubles.
Also yesterday, as I was putting the finishing touches to the Locations page on my website, I found that one of the people who bought my work at the February show sells the work he buys on eBay. I can't even say I am ambivalent about it; I think it sucks. I do not sell my work on eBay and I don't really want to see work that I thought was ending up at a gallery in Las Vegas show up there. I just shipped his order last week so it has not shown up on either his website or his eBay page, but it is just a matter of time. I have him bookmarked on eBay so that whenever he adds new items, I will get notified. And I will be mentioning this to the Rosen Group when I go out next week. Will I be selling to him again? Nope. Will he come off my website and mailing list? Yepper.
I close with a note on the book. I sent two chapters (for two projects) last week. I got them back edited and the comment from the editor was "fabulous" and she went on to make a change on every single line of the instructions. Oh this is going to be fun.