Jacob's Creek chardonnay in the stemless Reidel white wine glass, "Bad Things" by Jace Everett (the theme from True Blood) on iTunes. No, I haven't started having wine in the morning instead of coffee--the day has flown past. J is due home soon from a playdate and before I begin all the Mommy night time chores (help J clean the bunny and hamster cages, order pizza for dinner, put away the laundry, put away the dishes, shower the J, read her a chapter of "The Dark Hills Divide" and tuck her in with Magic Treehouse on iTunes), I'm taking a breather (and a winer) to post.
It was a Good Day. I look back to my business five years ago and I marvel at all the new directions and projects I've undertaken that I couldn't even conceive of then. Today I talked with Bill at Black Cat ArtWorks and reviewed our open invoices to each other and our orders on Google Docs. Then I met with Lori Schinelli and we hammered some more on our partnership arrangement and pricing for the retail part of our KGRC. The afternoon continued with a hotshop session with Lee and Dominic where we did a couple of roll-ups for my Niche entries, and I finished the day in the studio reviewing orders to ship with Becky, preparing glass to take to Todd of Bentwell Metals tomorrow for our pieces that he needs to wrap, and firing a quick kiln load. Whew!
Tomorrow I meet with V the bookkeeper, drop the glass off with Todd, continue his training on Google Docs (I am *very* jealous that Morganica has Google Voice! I want Google Voice!!), pick up one of my previous roll-up pieces from it's current owner so I can have it photographed along with the new pieces tomorrow at Bart's (Bart's Art Photography), file my taxes, and prepare to apply for one of the new SBA economic stimulus loans. Let's face it: I am pretty stimulated, but I need some economic.
Now I better get a jump on the laundry and order the pizza--on-line. Do we live in a great century or what? Piece shown is a new experiment with the small round stand format in yet another blue series. I like both the proportions and the price point!