The Fancy Tiger Holiday Handmade show this weekend is fast approaching and I have been working 7 days a week for the past 4, trying to produce as much work as possible in a short amount of time. I don’t like working like this, and unfortunately, I haven’t learned how to break my self imposed frantic creative cycle. (I seem to repeat this behavior for every event in which I participate.) I don’t know where fall went – if anyone finds what’s left of it, would you please let me know because I sure need some more time before the holidays. Everyday is carefully choreographed for maximum output, and I’m so afraid of dropping one of the balls I’m juggling at the moment.
I don’t really have any new photographs to share with you today – though I should have some by the time I write my next post. I’m pretty tired this am after babysitting my kiln all day and night yesterday. I was up until 12am waiting for my kiln to shut off so that I could soak it for a few minutes and to manually lower the temperature to medium to induce a slow cool down. Then I set my alarm for several hours later so that I could turn off my kiln. I really want to get the most from my glazes and fingers crossed will have some good results when I open my kiln later today. Santa, could you please bring me a digital kiln for Christmas so that I don’t have to do this anymore?
Okay, enough whining from me today – does anyone have show strategies they’d like to share that help you deal with the stress?