I always think back to when my work would slow down after the Holiday Shows and Valley Forge. I would have a month or so, to recoup, regroup and rest. Not so anymore, but I am in no way complaining. Sure, I wish that there were more hours in the day to balance the care taking. be a Mom and take on a thriving business. There is little time to do much else, but I know in it all I am so very fortunate to do all that I love. My work is my own personal journey and I am ever amazed at just how many people that it touches. You see, sitting here and going about my days, there is no concept of just how far my work and this little blog reach until you look at the emails, articles written and phone calls. When I get a chance to surf around, I smile as I look at other artists and see how some of the things I do inspire others. It is full circle in the art world as so many inspire me.
During the past couple of weeks, I have been busy making samples and designing my TDIPT offerings. I have been busy between The Kitchen Table Studio and The Living Room Chair Studio and both are suffering from finishworkitis. Today I am working on reorganizing and looking ahead with my Business plan for the next 6 months. Tonight, I will be back at samples and then new patterns. In between: a soup or stroganoff, a daughter to transport to practice and doggies who seem to need lots of loving, which in turn, makes them have to go out quite often. My mother will keep me busy with her needs and I will bask in enjoyment as Tim stays an extra day. I realize that it isn't the perfect life, nor the one I dreamed of, but it is chocked full of love and laughter that makes them simply, my ordinary days.
Above are two treasures that pull at my heart. The Dapple (always my favorite) was a commission, and is off to his new home. Skye, the Raven was my challenge, and challenge me she did with her dress. She reminds me that beautiful works come about as we reach beyond what we think are our abilities.