2 weeks

About two weeks now until Portland Open Studios. Less than that, really.

So office hours switch to all studio time, for the most part. The studio is halfway cleaned. This Friday a group of artists will come visit it. Since we, the artists who are a part of Portland Open Studios, don’t get to GO to Portland Open Studios, sometimes we do little mini tours ahead of time for ourselves. This is the case for me, this week. I hope to be able to visit some of the others after they visit me, but we will see how much work I get created this week, first.

I also quit my other job, which was a very part time marketing gig. I enjoyed it very much, especially the people, but it had become too part time to be worth the time invested in commuting, clothing, etc. My last day there is tomorrow, and then I bury myself completely in juiceglass.

 

So, to that end, I had best be off, with a very short blog this time, without much information. But there’s work waiting for me, this next month will be intense until I drop off my work for my solo show at the end of October. Head down until then. So let’s finish this Americano made by Jeremy at the lovely Murray’s Coffee Bar and head out.

Gear Shift

Fall is on the way. Today it’s still sunny out, and should reach a high in the low 70’s, but nights are getting chilly, and it’s the time of year I can’t decide if I need to put one more blanket on the bed or just switch over to the comforter for the winter season. In Oregon, we often get some summer temperature weather into October, so usually I do the layers until closer to Halloween.

It all gets crazy from here on in for the next two months. Portland Open Studios is next month, and my solo show in Nov. needs a description and artwork for the press release. Like a squirrel getting things ready for winter, I need to gather all my work and items, but a lot faster than the squirrel.

School started, my son is in third grade this year. I remember when I was the one in school, and now I’m the parent. It feels like a blink of the eye, but at the same time, much has happened. Earth, she keeps turning, and spinning.

pieces

And I will keep creating. I am looking forward to the annual meeting this weekend of the local metal arts guild, which I recently joined. It’s going to be a potluck event at a local museum I have been wanting to take my son to, so it’s perfect! I hope to meet some of the people in a little more depth that I have talked to at the Gathering of the Guilds. Incorporating more metal into my work is exciting and frustrating, all at the same time. I’m a beginner again, and it’s wonderful to feel the brain and the hands sometimes literally stretching. The failures are often, and I learn from them.

And now, I must be off again to keep learning, and working as much as I can to master a few new items in my catalogue, and put the finishing touches on some items for others. Not enough hours. But I’m game to try.