Friday, August 31, 2007

Wheeeee It's Friday!

Coffee in the Washington D.C. mug (hello Barbara!), "Already Gone" by the Eagles on iTunes. I am waiting for my extreme fatigue to be over and chafing that it hasn't yet passed. Maybe this weekend will do it. How can I be THIS tired when I just had two weeks vacation? I must be getting old...

Looked at another potential studio space yesterday, very cute, very tiny. The lot the house is on is only 52 X 65 and there is enough room for a small garage on one side of the house... It's a VERY tiny house, probably too small for a studio, but so cute! And our ownership of it would qualify Jessie for a very desirable school district. Doesn't life get complicated with children? I like the Waldorf School so far, but there are some things that make me crazed (they always wear rain boots and hats when outside--even on sunny warm days, even in the shade, even when climbing trees) and the tuition is not insignificant.

But today is about the old studio, not the new one. I have been invaded by dust bunnies of the largest kind, so after I get the kilns loaded and firing, I am going to clean. I'm also going to find new homes for all those empty 5-lb frit jars! There are now 8 full garbage bags full of them. Enough is most emphatically enough.

This weekend is the Labor Day weekend and I wish I could say I am taking it all off, but I will need to fire every day. Yesterday ended up being all about life--Ikebana, groomer, ballet, teacher meetings, friend for dinner (he was tasty--just kidding!), volunteering for the PTA (how the heck did I do THAT?!), etc. Today will be shipping, firing, cleaning, finances, advertising, new camera (got to take a picture of the new lattice piece in Ocean on white) and more cleaning (twice as much cleaning as anything else). Ah the glamorous life of a full-time artist!

7 comments:

Bill Paley said...

I never expected an artist to be so clean...

Brenda Griffith said...

Yeah, but these are big, killer dust bunnies. They could easily carry off a small child or a spaniel (and I am wondering right now if that would be a loss) if they took a mind to do so.

Anonymous said...

Let them carry off the frit jars. Maybe they could use them for little houses. Or drill a 3/4 hole in the bottom and hand from the trees for bird houses. Are they recyleable? Drop them off for recyleing. How big are they? Ship them back and ask for discounted refills.
MONYMAN

Come see us at Yellow Daisy.

ren said...

i have an image in my head of tiny children in fedoras and wellies climbing trees...and it's making me giggle.

Brenda Griffith said...

Substitute a black knit cap ala Eminem (that's what J had to wear Monday as she didn't have her own hat and so had to wear the "borrowing hat") and make the wellies sky blue with dancing black bears on them and you have the complete picture. Of course it was *96 degrees* here Monday so the hat was TOTALLY inappropriate...

Brenda Griffith said...

Doug, I wish you guys well at the Yellow Daisy and I'll definitely come see you. I did it a couple of years ago and *hated it*, but you have beautiful jewelry at a good price so you will probably do MUCH better!

Anonymous said...

We had a good show last year. We were in the off shoot to the main loop by the office and park restrooms on the concrete. We hope we are in the same area. We had good sales and have sent postcards out to 80 of last years customers and emails to about 40. Long days but we made lots of sales so I guess it evens out. Chrissie's price points seemed to work well. She sold several of her more expensive pieces and lots of her $60 and under pieces.

Hope the weather cooperates.

Have a great Labor day.
Doug