Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall Ramblings...

Well it's back to school for the kiddies officially today- Johnny's first full day where they finally tell him who will be in his class and who his teacher will be, and Sasha's first little intro to Kindergarten! Wow- the summer went by fast! This year's Kindergarten year will be a challenge to get to school and back 3 times a day for drop-off and I'm already feeling overwhelmed by the idea of getting to the studio enough, especially in the coming months.
I've been getting back in the studio quite a bit over the last 2 weeks and just pulled out 2 kiln loads. I've been doing a bit more experimenting with new glazes, and while I don't have any pictures to show for it, I'm getting some cool results. Testing glazes is something I like to do when the studio is fairly quiet, and when I have my enough of my tried and true glazes for the pieces that are for shops or orders. The worst time for me to be testing new glazes is November or something- in the thick of Christmas where every pot counts.
So my order for the Gardiner Museum Shop is getting shipped off to Toronto today in time for a big opening launch for the fall season! I also received word recently that the Crafthouse YVR (Vancouver Airport) shop, opening later this month, has accepted my work for their shop! It's an exciting venture considering the Olympics coming up!
Anyways, busy day, I'll have lots ready for the Poppytalk Handmade Market's Mixed Tape stint coming up in a week or so, so stay tuned!
Off to walk up to school!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I know how tough the kindergarten year sometimes doesn't even seem worth it! Could you trade of pickups with another Mom/Dad? Or even find a Mom/Dad who would be willing to bring your little one home to her house a couple times a week? Even if you had to pay them, the extra time spent in the studio could make up for that part!