Coffee in the Austin skyline mug, "Radio Nowhere" by Bruce Springsteen on iTunes. It was going to be "Red Rabbits" by The Shins in honor of Easter and my parenting faux pas (detailed in Stranded in the South), but it was too slow for the kind of day today is shaping up to be. I'll be honest. I'm not looking forward to this week. There are too many moving parts, too many outside-the-box events required (mainly in prep for the Profitable Glass photo shoot), too much by-the-seat-of-my-pants "stuff" going on.
ACRE begins to loom--I still don't have a table-top display system picked and ordered (pedestals or something like them), nor have I arranged storage for the booth, nor have I set up my exposition service needs with Champion. I will not sink into a slough of despond. I will not sink into a slough of despond. I will not sink into a slough of despond. I will look to the light: It will be a great show with lots of new work, a record-busting number of orders, a drop-dead gorgeous display... I just need to get there. The work Bill is bringing tomorrow will help get me in the mood. I just have to get through today.
On the positive side, production is going really well. I'm on-schedule and managed not to work yesterday--and I have left next weekend free too. Fingers crossed I can follow through on the time off. Tomorrow Bill is coming in from Elliott Metal Works and I'm going to get him to help me hang two of our big pieces in my office (photo shoot, of course). Brian the electrician was here last Saturday and got the medium and small kilns moved to the mudroom in prep for Bettina's arrival. I will call Denver Glass and bug Holly about a firm ship date for her--too bad it won't be in time for the photo shoot.
Wednesday and Thursday are big painting days. Yeah, I know. I've been saying "painting days" for months and not following through. This time, though...
And now it's time to hit the road for ikebana and a host of following small annoying tasks until I can get back in the studio at 1:30. Pics of the studio mosaic (can you pick out the words "Siyeh Studio"?) in the drive, the new sidewalk and driveway end, the path through the yard with the pad for the shed on the left, and the ramp up to the deck (Hey Bettina, come on up!).