Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug, "Last To Die" by Bruce Springsteen on iTunes. It's the first day of a normal schedule in two weeks. Dave is off to work, J is off to school, and I have a full day in the studio. Stacy (my assistant) and I are going to pow wow this morning about next steps forward. I am being featured in the summer issue of Profitable Glass in their studio profiles and I need about 15-20 photos to go along with the article. I also have the first installment of what is planned to be a regular column in the magazine and I need photos for it. I don't even know what to use for the last one. In order to take photos in the studio, I need to finish setting up the studio. Oh Bruce (Springsteen) has got it right this morning--it's a gonna be a Long Walk Home (still from the Radio Nowhere album).
The website is up in rudimentary form. Now I need to keep the momentum going and get photos of all my work up on it--including the four new wall pieces and the three new symbol pieces. I have my show schedule for the year more or less ironed out (I might consider another retail show but I don't think that's where I'm going to focus my energy), and my firing schedule is done for the next couple of weeks (not tough as I go on vacation Thursday). But there's still plenty to organize!
I don't know why every time I go to a show I have to completely destroy the studio in the process, but there it is. I got a delivery of shipping supplies right before I left and now I have huge rolls of bubble wrap, bags of Styrofoam peanuts, and stacks of boxes everywhere--in addition to the usual nope-I'm-not-going-to-take-this-I'll-just-leave-it-here-in-the-middle-of-the-floor piles. Whoops, there goes the doorbell. I may not be getting to the clean-up today after all. Looks like the in-laws are here. Deep breath. Organization is going to have to wait till tomorrow. Maybe my post will be less scattered too.