Tentacles, bowls & prints
For the second week of January, the studio schedule is feeling busy. Last week, I sat myself down and actually started planning business goals for the month. Amazingly enough it’s helping push myself forward with projects. My goal is certainly attainable… eventually. It will take a lot more product and marketing, but that’s what this year is about.
I started work on more Sea Squirts over the weekend while watching a documentary on shark packs off Australia & New Zealand. Always a fascinating subject and certainly a critter I wouldn’t want to be in the water with. Sea squirts & nudibranchs are a different story…
Small ones corralled & waiting for spots.
The larger ones are needing a bit of foot work before dry time. This batch is sporting thicker tentacles. I figure they might hold up better during shipping and gallery handling. Looking forward to adding fun bright colors to their bodies.
Our bathroom remodel might regain momentum! Having spent over a year with only one bathroom (when your house is supposed to have two) has been different. The remodel has been at a stand still for the past 3 months. Next weekend the bathtub is scheduled to be installed and finally out of my studio space. Yippee! However, this means ceramic production needs to push into gear since I took over the empty space back in December. There were two orders placed last weekend for a cereal/soup bowl set and a rice bowl set. Money motivates projects! It would be nice to complete the bowls before moving back into the cold garage.
Last Friday I finally got cranking on the pug print edition. I produced 30 good prints that day. Not too shabby & my wrists still work! Looking forward to getting dog prints up on Etsy next week.
A donation due date is quickly approaching for for The Arts Center’s annual Chocolate Fantasy. The gallery curator would like something in the botanical print/ papercut area. Currently, I have nothing in the requested $300 range. Maybe a trio of hand-colored block prints of local wildflowers? Nothing like a due date to push progress along!
I’ll let ya know where I end up with projects on Friday.