Enough, enough, enough. I’ve had enough. Since the last post I’ve not had one single minute spare. Seminar preparations always gear up in the last fortnight as final details are ironed out, but this time it seems to have been in overdrive. The auction has presented a few challenges and problems, but the catalogue is now online and available to view at:
Feel free to pass the URL around anywhere you think it might be of interest – remember the whole point of the auction is to raise money for the Development Fund, so every winning bidder helps ensure the development of the craft and the practitioners, especially the young turners.
You’ll no doubt notice that I have a piece in there. Long story and some bullying. Not my idea, and not one I can pretend to be happy about, but there you go. Making something at a (very nearly) moment’s notice was not much fun either. So it was turned from green to finish over two days and is likely to be the only piece not to sell. Never mind, I’ve experienced worse.
On Monday I was in Cambridge and spotted this interesting busker…
Interesting. But rubbish.
The rest of the week has remained busy. Students since Tuesday (through to tomorrow), still not made a sign that’s overdue, and have some pieces to finish before next week. I did manage to complete a platter inbetween teaching and worrying, and taking urgent calls, and making urgent calls, and harrassing auction vendors, and a multitude of other things…It’s a good job I had understanding students this week!
The platter is finished with a (new to me) colouring system, which whilst working well suffered from a miserable delivery system which failed repeatedly. The end result is an amalgam of the system in question and some desperate (i’ve spent so much time on this I have to get something out of it) playing with mixed media. Overall I think I prefer the result to that expected from the new process.
I’ve been deserted until Sunday. SWMBO and Ellie have gone off camping (YOU NEVER TAKE A DAY OFF!) without me, so this evening will be spent alone finishing another piece over a glass (or two) of red.
After tomorrow I have two days to complete everything else, then two days teaching, a day to prep for leaving on Thursday to set up the workshops for the Seminar, and then four days of hard work. I think I might go camping alone after that!