Well, I’ve managed to get things more or less set up on the site – at least as far as colors and basic settings go. Man, that’s a lot of work! Next steps are to get all my portfolios set up with jewelry photos, but that’s going to be a huge task involving re-editing my existing photos so they have the right dimensions, embedded meta data, and the new logo watermark. It’ll be one of those things I’ll have to chip away at, but it will be nice to get the “under construction” photo off the front page! (My apologies to all of you subscribed to my RSS feed for cluttering up your readers – I think the post updates I needed to make for formatting reasons wound up being resent to you all as new posts. Ack.)
It’s also been really busy in the studio. I’m sending 15 pairs of earrings to Andrew Thornton to include in the goodie bags he’s putting together for Gail Crosman Moore‘s upcoming workshop series at his gallery, Allegory Gallery. They involve making 30 individually fold-formed copper “leaf” components, which I worked on yesterday.
On the other hand…
And, in the spirit of saving the best for last, I spent most of the weekend working as a teacher’s assistant to the wonderful Gail Stouffer at Wired Designs Studio. Teaching jewelry making is high on the list of goals I have for myself in the next few years, and I am so grateful to Gail for believing I have the potential to actually do it. I assisted her with a Fine Silver and Argentium Fusing class on Saturday, and then the last half of an intermediate soldering class on Sunday afternoon. It was exhausting, but in all the right ways. I felt both emptied out from having poured so much attention and focus into the students, and also filled to the brim from having spent all that time doing something I love.
So I’m a busy little bee. A happy, contented, grateful, and humbled busy little bee. Life is good.