Happy Monday. Today’s the day I start a short contract with the The Spec. It’s (gasp) full-time and I’ve been prepping for the months ahead in much the same way Michael Shannon did for the storm in Take Shelter because it essentially means balancing two full-time jobs with the sweet sexy allure of summer.
So far I think I have it figured out. I just won’t sleep and I won’t take any days off. I’ll get up at dawn to write fiction and magazine pieces before work, go to work, come home to fix up the house/various summer projects ie: the yard, trailer and kitchen, snooze for a bit before repeating, then spend the weekends in the studio dawn to dusk so I can fill the Etsy shop and wholesale orders. Somewhere in there will be Supercrawl planning.
VOILA. I’ve even carved out space for these here updates in this little plan o’ mine, but I probably won’t be doing any more than three posts a week until the and of August. Just wanted to give you a heads-up in case, you know, you work any part of your day around checking in here. Also to calm my own insanity. It makes me feel better to see things written down.
Anywhoooooo, with that PSA out of the way, I made some new earrings.
Coleman lanterns, guys.
Made from brass and hung on handmade brass earwires (which, by the way, are so fun to make. I don’t know if you care or not, but maybe I’ll make up a short video on how they’re done because they’re quick and easy and I couldn’t for the life of me find the right online tutorial for this kind of hook anywhere).
Ta-da! Soon to be in the shop, but probably not until Saturday.Read more →