Coffee (microwaved from yesterday) in the New Orleans skyline mug, "Maybe World" by Mary Chapin Carpenter on iTunes. Microwaved coffee eh, so it's going to be THAT kind of day. Yes, I'm afraid it is. I'm off to Commerce to meet Bill and Elaine and exchange work--and to talk a bit about our booth layout for Philly this summer. Didn't we just do this? The neverending story...
Good news: I have more orders than I thought I had. Several came in through email in February and I just hadn't had a chance to process them all into formal orders and put them on the firing schedule. Yea! The bad news: Most of them are due tomorrow. Hope Monday will be soon enough and sorry I am going to be kissing a firing-free weekend good-bye.
The piece that I shipped to the gallery up north overnight on Monday... was broken by UPS in transit. The box was crushed. On an overnight package! Oh boy. Yet one more piece to fire today.
I am going to stop reading CNN. Not only did they have the bad sense to lay off my spouse, but they seem to have a vested interest in whipping the public into a frenzied panic about the economy. Recent headline: 45% of people polled think we're heading into another Great Depression within the next year. Well, yeah, if you get the herd scared enough to stampede it *will* happen. Panic, catastrophe, death, doom all sell. But you can only maintain an adrenaline rush for so long before you have to settle down and just get on with your life. We all mill around wailing, tearing our hair and gnashing our teeth... and then we wander back home to do laundry, make soup, feed the dogs.
Now I'm off to sign pieces and pack them to take to Bill and Elaine. Starbucks at 10:30. Yum!