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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oh My, Oh My! Where does the time go?

I just realized that it's almost 10 days since I posted anything here!  Well, it's been a busy time for several reasons:
  1. I've intentionally slowed down production.
  2. I've been busy preparing a presentation for career development professionals at Duke University.
  3. I've been working on the Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts Newsletter.
  4. I've been WORKING at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts!
  5. Other online promoting takes MUCH of my time!
  6. My tennis team had its last matches (which we won AND I won with my partner!)
  7. ?????

  1. From time to time, I lose interest and/or get bored and /or need a new design idea to develop before proceeding.  I KNOW from my various locations that sales (in general and for me) have been down this month, so it just makes sense to slow production.  I've worked on Bloomin' Neck Gardens and Spirals and Bloomin' Chokers, all of which get quite a bit of attention, but.......!
  2. A few weeks ago I was asked to deliver a presentation to a group of career development specialistss from ALL the Career Centers from Duke University on a model of offering career services to alumni.  It's a model I've successfully used, but presenting to other pros is quite different from presenting to students.  SO......I prepared and prepped and prepped some more - often to the point of overdoing!
  3. As the producer of the Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts monthly newsletter, I am constantly seeking information (content and photos) from the approximately 20 artists who comprise the co-operative gallery for inclusion in the next issue.  Sometimes this is just NOT easy!  Click here for the current issue.  Constant Contact makes producing it easy, but the content is another story!  
  4. I worked on Monday at the gallery with Dick Heiser, potter, and will work on Saturday with Sandy Brown, woodworker.
  5. Online promoting on FB, Etsy, Flickr, 1000 Markets, and Ravelry for myself AND for Port City Pottery (FB) takes a great deal of time.
  6. We played our final two matches of the season,winning them both and ending up in THIRD place made us really happy!
  7. Who knows?  I also managed to snag two Treasuries on Etsy (in the same day) and never even got to write about them.  They are still viewable on flickr, but I usually try to promote them right here!

Iris Simmons is our featured artist for May/June at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts.  She is a fiber artist of art quilts that are astonishingly beautiful.  She was one of the Obama quiltmakers for the Inauguration, and her Obama quilt now resides in the Washington DC Historical Society.


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