Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Usually I am pretty much a one-person factory. I also would ordinarily try to have the bulk of my preparations ready before our Thanksgiving weekend (it took place this past weekend in Canada). This time, with all of the production and computer troubles I had (including my C drive failing on Friday), I ended up having a ton of preparations still to do over the holiday weekend. My parents and sister Karen drove eight hours from Ontario to spend Thanksgiving with us. I'm not sure how much fun I was. They say that they still had a good time. :) At one point, I had both my mom and dad sitting at the dining table helping me with price tags! My husband took over all of the chef duties for our guests. I missed going to the apple orchard with everyone, but made good use of the quiet time I had in the house. The dinners each night with everyone around the table were wonderful. I am thankful that I have an understanding and helpful family.
I'm so relieved that I made my delivery deadline. I came so close to cancelling my participation on Friday. I am really proud of how the framed reproductions look. It is so important to me to be proud of what I produce. Next step is getting my Etsy shop up and off the ground. I am also looking forward to going back into my studio and working on a painting--it's been days since I've done anything except computer repair and product packaging!