As most people know I was working a contract job in an office for the last seven months. In the last week I've gone from this:
I am grateful for the office work because it provided me with some much needed stability at a very unstable time. It allowed me to make investments in equipment that I needed to set up my own torch (and let me tell you there is nothing better than working at your own torch after years of schlepping my stuff around to other studios!) Mostly, it helped me appreciate what it is that I do, and gave me some renewed motivation to get back at it full steam ahead. I am so happy to be back at this full time, at least for the time being, while I prep for the 2014 Craft Show the inaugural event organized by Craft Ontario and also the One of a Kind Christmas show.
While working in an office definitely allowed me certain freedoms, setting my own schedule again allows me completely different and wonderful freedoms. For example if I want to stay in bed until noon dealing with business emails and working on a big grant application all the while snuggling with my cat and eating peanut butter M&Ms, then that is my prerogative!
Here is some info on the show coming up this weekend for anyone who wishes to attend. It's going to be a great show with so many talented artists.
October 10 - 12, 2014
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Toronto, ON
Friday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Admission to the Craft Show will be by donation at the door. Big or small, whatever you can afford or deem appropriate.
Hope to see you there!