OK, it's not often that I'm up at 4 AM working in the studio...but I have much to do and our trip is right around the corner. So, this morning shortly before 4 I found myself awake in bed making a mental list of what has to be done...and somehow those mental lists have their way of keeping me awake. I decided rather than wrestling with the more often than not unsuccessful attempt to FORCE myself back to sleep, I should just get up and be productive. I figure if I crash this afternoon I can take a little nap.
OK, so no, I didn't really buy a WHOLE farm, but this past winter Martin and I bought a share of the harvest of a local farm just outside Chicago. It's called CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, and the way it works is before the growing season you pay to sign up for a share of the farmer's harvest. The farmers gets the $$$ to buy seeds, prepare their equipment and, well, do whatever it is farmers need to do to prepare for the growing season. In return the shareholders get good, freshly harvested, locally grown veggies once a week when the fields begin to produce...it's great for everyone.
It is with very mixed emotions that I bring this announcement to you...it is official, The Circus has left town. It is now traveling to Virginia.
OK, it's time for me to get back into the studio for REAL. I've been on a part-time summer schedule since, well, late spring, but like the kids it's about time for me to get back to my desk and get CRACKIN'!
So yeah, I have another job besides doing the jewelry thing...I work at a sweet little Chicago shop shooting photos for the website, and doing merchandise displays in the windows and throughout the store. It's a great gig...I can be creative, I work with some really great people, and, oh yeah, I get paid, which is pretty nice too.
This morning, like most others, I jumped on the elevator and prepared myself for my 15 minute walk to work...I didn't expect this morning to be different than any other. I got off the elevator, though, with a heavy heart. On my ride down I read a notice from our building manager stating that our doorman passed away in his sleep last night.
I've had this post in mind for months...ever since my super special girl Iris sent along one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received...I knew I had to share it with the world.
Every so often I get an email or a "convo" (in Etsy) from someone who takes the time to let me know that they really like my work. I appreciate every single comment I get and appreciate even more the person who took a bit of time to send along some kind words that always have a way of making my day a bit brighter.