Working for selling vs. working to work

studio-floor

Here’s  “Global Warming IV” in progress.  I am ‘letting’ myself work on it, even though I am in the throes of show preparation, and more dedicated than usual to being prepared.

global-warming-side

Pricing work, delivering flyers, arranging press conferences, creating press packets, attending meetings, running to Staples, ETC! was making me very cranky…

angry-sushi-cheflike this guy, whom I call the
“Angry Sushi Chef”.

egos-and-wizard

Can’t remember when I spelled this out, but finding it with my camera yesterday seemed rather perfect.  I WISH I had a magic want to eliminate the baggage I carry around, and to make me immune to others’ baggage.  But, I don’t, so I “let” myself work on something that won’t be ready for any of my holiday shows, that will be too big for most of my market, and may NEVER sell.  But what a tonic!  The tasks of piecing and pressing, looking, rearranging, kneeling on the floor… so completely absorbing, I can forget some of the daily irritations that seem to abound of late.

global-warming-bottom-edge

global-tilted

Fabric:  $100
Thread:  $16.00
Machine:  $700
Total absorption:  Priceless.

2 thoughts on “Working for selling vs. working to work

  1. Dee

    Agreed! Looking at what is just in front of one’s face can be a good thing! Here’s another thing — the blessings of mechanical shortcomings — e.g., I find I often run out of bobbin thread at a time that it would be good to pause… And, right now, one of my Berninas is stuttering — won’t run at a consistently fast speed — and so I keep thinking, okay, okay, maybe I should slow down a little here…

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