I try to reserve one day a week for desk work- planning, taking care of taxes, listing items in my shop, communicating with my clients. It seems like this week I've done more than a single day- spreading the work out across several mornings. This morning I sat down with a new sketchbook and hammered out what I want to produce this spring. I have three events coming up in March, April, and May, and my list is growing crowded. As a visual learner and thinker, it helps me to draw pictures of what I need to do (when I was in graduate school I aced all of my art history courses by sketching out the composition in my notebooks as I took notes during slide lectures. I've found that I can still remember the lace detail on that Copley portrait. . . because of those sketches). If only taking care of the paperwork were as easy!
My friend Martha and I had a great turnout at her Valentine's Studio Sale. I'm always grateful to friends and clients who come out, and it's wonderful to meet friends of friends and have clients become friends through the social interaction of these events. I've put up several of the leftover quote cups and saucers in my shop and will be adding more Mother Teresa cups in the near future. As I was packing and unpacking for this show, I took a hard look at some things I made last year, like the coffee pour over vessels, and decided that they weren't the best fit for my local market. I've just listed the last two that I have here.
I'm looking forward to more spring-like weather and it's inspiring spring-like imagery on my work for the coming months. I have some sweet bunny pieces that will be hopping out on March 24 for the pre-Easter Me and Mrs Jones pop up, and I've been steadily working on my Sea and Stone collection for my April 15 show. Finally, the second annual Urban Barn Market will be happening on May 6-8. I'm so excited to be participating again!
Have a lovely week, friends, and a happy Valentine's weekend.