Happy New Year!
My post is a little late. Life has gotten in the way of blogging.
Too many pieces to make, too much fun and family. I surely do not complain!
As you can still see, time management is a new years resolution I still haven't conquered. I won't even make it. That would be unrealistic. I do resolve to take stock of the time I spend, giving a realistic time estimate is essential to taking commissions. My current work is for friends and family members and they are extra special understanding as they share some of my holiday schedule. Next year I will officially call the holidays "vacation" and not give myself any due dates during that 2 or 3 weeks.
Currently on my bench I have a ring, three necklaces of woven chain and wire work, and some interesting non-pierced earrings. Look forward to posts about these.
This week I'm looking at the list of art fair opportunities I've collected and choosing some. The summer is way up in the air! Over Christmas I visited a heritage event down at the Waterfront shopping center on the river and I hope I'll hear more about future events in these old steel-industry buildings. Pittsburgh will definitely see more of Intentional Stones at art events this year. As for traveling to shows, I'm pretty sure I'll be at the Cheat Fest in West Virginia again. I'm going to look for a show in New York and a couple further away in Pennsylvania in the Laurel Highlands. (If you're local to either of these places, please recommend your favorite art event!) I'd love to go out to Florida or someplace warm, but I'm sure school and work schedules will make that complicated.
I also plan some stone hunting trips. These are very much tentative still, the Southwest hosts a rich array of lapidary and jewelry events in the spring, so I'd better get my ducks in a row!
I'm only taking one class this semester, Jewelry Making 2. Yes, I can learn from past mistakes! I have goals to do more drawing, I feel like I owe it to myself and my instructor last semester. I even promised one of the kids' friends lessons in drawing people. Improving my art is extremely important. And I'm not managing props for any plays. If my daughter decides to continue with dance, I'll help out where I'm available, but no all-semester commitments.
I feel ready to run right now!