Oh, don't mind me... I am just doing my usual FREAKING out. I finally stopped and looked at a calendar this morning. The Fine Craft Show... that big art show I have been telling you about... the one I was interviewed by Rochester magazine for... the one that highlights only 40 artists... the one I will be doing a demonstration at... yeah, that one. IT IS ONLY THREE WEEKS AWAY!!
Where the hell has the time gone? I told myself when I had to cancel The Clothesline Arts Festival back in September that I would spend all of October (and then some) getting ready for this extra special show. And here it is October 15th... and I haven't made anything yet?!?
Okay, okay, okay... granted I spent September writing 12 tutorial/articles for new books out next summer... and I successfully negotiated a book deal... and the kids had to get in the back-to-school swing of things... and we took down giant trees... and redid the electric in the studio. I was a busy lady. But in my perfectionist head, I feel like I am making excuses, and that the internet is a huge time sink. If I could just turn the computer off more often and WORK MORE, I would be more prepared. Right?
Time to really get down to business. Some major creating has to get done around here. That means... more pictures, less chatting. (Some how I doubt the less chatting is really gonna happen.) Yesterday, I torched for two hours and made all of 6 beads... that can't happen anymore! I need to get back to basics, find me beady groove, and make cool new things. I have design ideas, but I think I have a few too many so they have caused a bit of a "bottle neck" syndrome. It is time to make a list, organize thoughts, and tick them off one-by-one. I am putting extra pressure on myself for this show. Everyone I talk to goes on and on about the high caliber of work that is shown at this event. I don't want to embarrass myself!
Here is what I would LOVE to hear from you wonderful bloggy readers... finish this sentence: "Kerry, I would love to see you make another..." I find a lot of inspiration comes from refreshing old designs. So, tell me about a favorite of mine that you have. It will more then likely spark some ideas of how I can make it again in a new and improved way. Or maybe you remember me mentioning an idea or something that I didn't finish and you think I should go back to work on it.
You get the idea... help me be inspired!