Or, more precisely, *sigh.*
Last year, around this time, I was happily shopping at the ReStore and finishing holiday cards. January is a typically slow month in many ways--folks aren't spending money after the holiday glut, etc.--and I usually get a week or so to knit and hang out with friends.
Not so this year.
I shouldn't complain, really, not with all the seriously depressing financial forecasts, but I'm busy. A little too busy.
In the last week alone:
I'm so thrilled to be a part of this month's Poppytalk Handmade: Love Transforms. The market started last Monday, and I've had a fairly large response--sales, inquiries, compliments--all of which need to be responded to.
...which led to a shout-out on etsy's blog, and two etsy front page spots.
All of which involves the internet, which I don't have at the studio--only at home--so making that four mile round-trip a few times a day (posting new items to the shop, photographing new work, packing orders, printing labels, dropping them off at the post office) has me a little turned around.
Did I mention the crazy snow/twenty-below weather we've been having? The May Day mobile doesn't care for the cold, so I've been walking more than my knee wants to allow.
And that doesn't include the print work I have on schedule:
Inaugural Ball posters for the Lamb Abbey--a collaborative project with the Fort Can geniuses. Totally last minute, of course. (P.S. Brian + Tara were just photographed for the local paper--read more here.)
Party invitations for a local literary press:
(Still in progress--so no more details yet!)
Did I mention that I still work two other "day" jobs? Here's to a crazy 2009!
P.S. The workshop schedule is now posted, too. Whew!