What I’ve learned is that I can work hard at my part-time job and then leave it and have play time to work hard at my art or whatever else it is I’m focusing on (including reading – I’m finally getting through a few books I’ve been wanting to read).
Today I worked on granddaughter’s vanity: grouted in black. Anyone who has ever grouted in black knows it is messy and labor intensive compared to lighter grout. But it always looks great and this was no exception. Of course I forgot to seal the 3 pink matt glaze tiles so they are all now black, but I have a thought in mind to make it look as if that was always my intent (and they won’t be black). We’ll see how that works out! I also primed and started to paint the mirror cradle, and got it attached to the back of the vanity. Moving right along! I guess I”ll have to post the finished project here when it’s done – I’m hoping to get back to posting at least once a week now that I’ve had my AEDM recharge. We are closing on daughter’s house Monday, and I want this in there when they move in – sometime prior to Christmas.
My other project today was cleaning my bead studio which was mayhem.
So I started out with mayhem and chaos (note it is well light outside)
and finished with a really nice space and everything actually put away, not thrown here and there. I had to bring up yet another little chest but now I have a place for all the pieces of fusing/soldering and muddling which is good because I wandered up to the Bead Boutique and bought myself a round of supplies as needed to play with all that. An early solstice gift to myself.
In between I kept the fire in the wood stove going because it’s cold out, and cooked myself lunch and dinner from scratch. I also sorted through holiday gifts to get ready to send some out and to track where I am with my Angels – I am still waiting for some of those to come in, but everything else is in good order. Which wasn’t that hard this year because, as I told son: big people got new houses this year. He agreed that wasn’t a bad deal (as he installs his hot tub on his lanai).
A well-rounded day.
Not bad for the last day of AEDM!