Coffee in the Washington DC skyline mug, no music, five projects completed and sent in yesterday, T-28 and counting. I am late, late, late this morning! I didn't sit down to write till 7:41 which means four minutes to blog unless I take my laptop up and write as I keep Jessie company (and exhort her to Hurry UP!) through her morning ablutions. I can hear her up there now whining to Dave that she's still TIRED and can she stay in bed for five more minutes. She's only FOUR for heaven's sake! Why is she a teenager now?
The schedule is taking its toll. Of course part of that could be that I am also having the last painting in the house done this week and have to supervise the painter on top of everything else. The color is cantaloupe slice (shown at right). On my screen it looks a little softer and more muted than it really is (a good reason not to pick paint over the internet--I didn't pick it that way, but it is a good reason nonetheless).
I have five projects to write up this week and the work-area set-up and safety sections. The five projects are not even all decided yet. That's a problem. This week besides writing and gallery orders I need to do another orchid melt to pick the new colors, another screen melt to check the set-up using mullite supports instead of my metal stand, I need to finish designing and do the table, re-design and re-do the necklace, make the checkerboard and checkers (ugh, more circles to cut), and try to design and paint a garden stake. That is project 21 right now (I figured it would be a good thing to have an extra in case they hate one of the others at the project review next week).
It's a bit freaky that there are still projects for the book I haven't done yet or am still tweaking around for the third or fourth time. I really thought they would be done and tucked away the first of September.
Some time in all of this madness I want to do an entire load of boxes in the big kiln. I will have to cut a lot more dams and they will take up the kiln for the better part of a week, but it would be nice to have them for the Taylor Kinzel winter glass show and the One of a Kind Show. (Am I high, you ask... and well you might!).
But enough for today. It is already 8:52 and I should be working. Tomorrow, T-27.