The pace of life in the middle of August is at a fever pitch. I assume that everyone I know has their act together while I am just trying to keep my head above water and avoid panic if I can. It turns out that:
- I am getting more done than I give myself credit for.
- To panic is a useless waste of time and energy.
- Almost everyone else I know is in the same boat.
Have you heard of the term cabin fever? Well, mid August around here is the exact opposite of that.
I managed to fire a batch of beads last week. Here’s how they looked just out of the kiln and ready for the tumbler.
After I tumbled them, I oxidized them with liver of sulphur, and then buffed them on a muslin wheel. Of course I forgot to take a second batch of photos. Most of these beads are already in use. All of the earring sections are packed up and gone without photos. I was in kind of a hurry to get jewelry made and out to three galleries by today and tomorrow.
I dropped these necklaces off at Winter’s Work today on the island:
I was in a huge rush to get out the door, so I didn’t photograph the 10 pairs of earrings that I already had in cards. 15 pieces all together helped make Sue’s jewelry case look a lot more inviting.
When I got home from dropping jewelry off at the dock, I pulled together what I had finished for The Gallery Next Door in Bar Harbor. (I have to be in Bar Harbor tomorrow, so I wanted to finish at least a few things so I could drop them off while I was in town.)
Again, I only had time to photograph the necklaces and not the earrings.
Last but not least is the package I’ll mail off tomorrow to Chapter Two Gallery in Corea, Maine. I wanted to have necklaces finished for them too, but I ran out of time. That’s next on my list. Here are the styles of a couple pairs of earrings that are headed their way: