Bunny to the Nth
You ask, why my spirit animal and blog inspiration is bunny themed. Well, they get their reputation for a reason and I will take you on a guided tour of them today. I kind of want a bunny disco lamp. That would be something else. I imagine it somehow procreating until the disco club is filled with a bunch of frenetic shiny disco rabbits hopping around. Take that Mosh Pits and Norwegian black metal. YOU KNOW NOTHING WHEN COMPARED TO THE DISCO BUNNY!!!
About 8 hours later... roughly 6pm and I am now pretty much reporting from Friday evening until now. Hmmm.... This proves, yet again, why I am working to make morning blogging the go to. This bunny is perkier, bouncier, not at all hip, ready to hop all over creation! Cup half full? No worries, because it is 100% full of fresh carrots.
Yesterday the sale went really well. I am finding my own rhythm with it. It is always a bit nerve wracking, but always an adventure. (AND I USE ALWAYS AFTER TWO FREAKING ART FAIRS?!?!?!? WTF CHRISTINA!!!!) Let me rephrase. I still find them nerve wracking and expect I always will, perhaps just hide it better from all, myself included. But yeah, a sale will always be an adventure. And I write that knowing that as adventure seems to have become a favorite descriptive noun of mine it is a many faceted word. Good, bad, fun, awful, profitable, unprofitable creepy, dangerous, jubilant, new....the list goes on.
FREDDIE!!! I have heard or read or made up that he waa a very very particular man.
As things are getting busier (YES!!!) I am figuring out how to allot my time. My therapist and I were talking about how right now with 6 months of sobriety fast approaching, (YYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!), in many respects I am adolescent in that I am creating new patterns of behavior. But with specific intention. I'm the architect of the new life as a business owner that is beginning. Perhaps in that respect it is the IDEAL time to go out on a venture like this. It is all new, so I am creating new patterns of daily habit in me that also assist my business. How do I work well? What do I need? How can I manage multiple deadlines without going crazy. So much is trial and error, but it seems to be working. I was talking to a friend earlier today about how we all work, do i need to plan every aspect or am i go with the flow. I realize that how I am working best is a set in stone, cannot change mainframe, but the space in between is flexible. For example I need to have the Faberge tea cup(s) done by Friday to deliver. It can be done, but to do it I need to have them bisqued tomorrow, glaze fired Tuesday, and overglazed on Wednesday, and Thursday to attach the Swarovski. It is pushing it, but in terms of having 3 weeks to come up with a prototype from conception to completion it is a short amount of time. So I am feeling definite pressure, but knowing it would be pushing it when I agreed to this I planned from the get go -- What are the things that will be the hardest to control? I am getting from outside sources? Swarovski crystal samples & blue glazes. Other than some quick prelim sketches those were the first 2 things I did. Then testiong the glazes & shrinkage rate during firing so I make indents large/small enough to hold the crystals after final firing. And with 5 days left to complete this I HAVE done all of those things, and done some sample throwing./working so I know exactly how to proceed. Meaning today with Easter happening and my parents having people over for dinner (for those new blog readers, I am living with my parents as I get Mobius up and running. It is great as I can let Mobius go where it wants to a degree, find it's own niche in the art/isan world.) So my parents wanted to borrow one of my display tables to use as a buffet table for dinner today. Ok, fine. But it was packed at the bottom of my car from the show yesterday. So last night I was tired, but I did my test glazes, fired off the kiln, then unpacked and set up a table so it was done today as I knew I had/have to throw today and today the pressure would be on as *queue in Jaws soundtrack* COMPANY IS COMING FOR EASTER DINNER... I was tired. I did it. I went to church, helped out, and then threw for a few hours ate dinner, threw some more, had desert, and did other work in the meantime. I hope I don't sound like some braggy mc bragerson. It's me thinking of how I normally have worked. wait until the ultimate last minute and panic. I am still feeling very aware that I can't let my guard down too much, or relax too much, but that I am working ahead of the panic. And making sure I remain calm. Anyway, I just annoyed myself a bit with typing all of that. Give it a break Christina, you are learning *GASP* time management. Didn't you go to school? A lot of school? Case and point, being my own architect a bit later than most...
Ok, gems to pull out. Last night when I got home I got deep dish pan delicious pizza and watched about 5 minutes of tv. But it was perfect tv for the time. I really want old school review shows to come back. And to learn how to tap dance. Man, that is some serious talent. A vase hopped out of my studio and into someones house today. I really am curious about padded bras/strapless bras really work? My boobs can't actually be that big? And a classmate of mine in high school ran over a rabbit on Easter. She killed the easter bunny. And Faberge called. He wants a cup of tea. Happy hopping!
This is why I love life. You still have to pick up the poo, but it's one of a kind haute couture.