video camera, plastic tub, samples, tripod as well as other stuff on either side - clutter central
I'm feeling just a tad overwhelmed at the minute. I'm sure the grey day outside isn't helping.
While attempting to deal with some of the paperwork on my desk I suddenly remembered the extension of the experiment for Handwoven. I'd woven some samples in December, did an experiment with them, wrote it up and forwarded to their offices, well in advance of the deadline. Then I was asked if I could extend the experiment. The samples were woven before I left on my trip in January, but ran out of time to do the experiment and they have been languishing on my work table getting covered by more, um, urgent matters. Realized that the absolute deadline was coming up rather quickly so I'd better get cracking on that.
On my desk also awaiting my attention are teaching contracts, a show contract and an application to teach at a conference. Simmering on the back burner are topics for my new 'job'. The first one is written, simmering for a day or two before I re-read and edit. It is due on Tuesday - not sure when it will go 'live', but I'll announce here when it does.
Taking on another 'job' right now is a little bit of madness, given my current schedule. But it was an offer I could not refuse. It will provide a modicum of income but more importantly, I hope to reach a wider audience with my pithy comments.
Followers of this blog number almost 300 (298 to be exact). It is lovely that so many of you check in, some of you daily. I know because you've told me so. The new venue will likely provide a much larger readership. Is this my ego, wanting a wider distribution of my opinions, knowledge, experience? Partly. But mostly it's because I'm hoping I can help someone, somewhere, struggling - help them to feel more confident, lessen their battle with the craft, become a better weaver - whatever that means to them.