Well, it has been such a busy time lately. I realized it has been a long time since I put anything up here at all. I am certainly staying busy and 2011 looks like it will be an amazing year.
The 2011 schedule is pretty well full. I still work part time in a downtown law office. I love the people and they are very supportive of my beads and really, in this ecomony, nothing beats the fact that every two weeks there is a paycheque coming my way. I get four weeks of holidays and can switch around my days here and there to accommodate a few extra shows. The trade off is that I work extra every couple of months when things pick up and when my boss takes her vacation.
You know how life goes though - recently I had lots of things planned for the weekends. Volunteering at the Creativ Festival (I looked after the Toronto Bead Society booth) and a Nortel demonstration booth. I taught one weekend. Then we had the Toronto Bead Society show and then the next weekend I was in Ottawa teaching and at a show. Needless to say those were the weeks that my boss was away - so, full time hours for about a month and little time for days off. Well, truth be told there was one day in there that I had off.
Meanwhile I have bunged up a shoulder. Not sure if it is the bead work or the typing at the office or a combination of both. I have been going for physiotherapy for about a month. Yesterday I had an ultrasound and an xray. We shall see what those tell the doctor and then perhaps a cortisone shot. I am quite leary of such a thing but really, the pain is getting to me.
I am happy to say that I am now back to the regular routine. I taught a five hour introductory lampwork class today, tomorrow I teach crochet in the evening. So, hopefully, up early and at the torch in the morning. Then off to physio and then BeadFX for some crochet fun.
Tuesday will be an exciting day. My daughter has a piece going up at the Gladstone for a show called HARD TWIST !: CHROMA! It is a juried show of textile based pieces. Sarah has been working so hard on this amazing piece that will hang from the ceiling. I can't wait to go to the opening. But first, on Tuesday, I will be her assistant in getting it downtown and then hung up. She has all the hardware and we shall pack a small case of drills, hammers, stud finders and the like - just in case. The opening is on Friday and the show will be up for about two months. Stop in and take a peek if you can. I am sure it will be wonderful. Hopefully, I can take a few pictures at the opening to share.