Good afternoon, readers (or morning, depending on which side of the Greenwich Mean Line you reside). I went to my neighbors for coffee this morning. She has a proper espresso machine coffee maker thing so her coffee is double the strength of mine to be sure. As I type this I'm suffering (or benefitting, depending on your view) from a caffeine buzz. My brain is working about a billion times faster than my hands can work. Still, I soldier on!
The agenda for today? Choosing work to take to West Ox Gallery for their Christmas exhibition. Old jewellery or new? Painted wall hangings or vintage style? I might be stuck on that issue for a little while, but I know one thing: I'm definitely packing a new necklace to take with me on my holiday to America: the Hattie in sage green. It's a great colour that goes with practically everything and looks especially nice with my new kaftan from White Stuff! Oh yea, that's agenda number 2: packing for my trip! Gosh, that's likely to take ages. So I'll do what I do best: leave it for the last minute since I work best under pressure! :)
I'm also working on putting together an order for a friend of mine back home. She is inspired by the "shop local" mantra for Christmas, so she's purchased quite a few items: the Audrey in pale pink and mustard, two medium crocheted necklaces in mottled brown and pale blue, and a War Girls painted wall hanging - "Keep 'Em Firing" design. Just adding the final touches before wrapping and packing it away.
And because I'm going to be away from home for so long I've had to make sure that my jewellery and crocheted necklaces are as clearly labeled as possible because my husband will be in charge of packaging sales and shipping them out to customers. And I realized that I needed some new labels anyway, so it's been good motivation to get those done. One more thing ticked off the list!
With so much to do, the best thing to keep me going (aside from the coffee, that is) is the music of Benny Goodman. So I'm listening to The Best of the Big Dance Bands featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Harry James. Love it!
And with that I will leave you for today. The next time you hear from me it will be from U.S. Central Standard Time. Wish me safe travels!!
Erin Singleton is an artist currently living in the bucolic seaside town of Marblehead, Mass. She loves to explore her creativity in her studio and in the kitchen. She also loves to read, watch movies, spend time with friends and enjoy the great outdoors with her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Maisie.
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