Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Busy Bee

Well, looks like I've let time get away from me again. Allen called the other night to see if I had been sick since I had not posted in a while. Not sick, just run like crazy! I finally got up a list of galleries that I wanted to visit last week, in an effort to start moving more pottery and art. Many of the old galleries I used to show with have gone out of business so I had to find some new. So, I packed up some stuff and headed to town, intent on staying all day if I had to in order to find new venues. It was an interesting experience. It is both flattering and a bit disconcerting to go into a gallery and have them say, 'yes, we've heard of you; we would like to carry your work'. I stopped after 4 places because I realized I needed to get home and start throwing! I had some stuff already made but need quite a bit more to satisfy their requirements. One gallery wants to carry only my dinnerware and one place is just coffee mugs and another wants more "art" type pieces.
By the way, the orders that have been placed by you folks are still in the front of the line. I fired last night and will glaze fire soon.

Been working in the garden too. Pulled up most of the cabbage that went to seed and replaced with more broccoli and bok choy. Also, got my zucchini and yellow squash in the ground that I had started form seed. We had a lot of rain last week, then a beautiful weekend, then more storms Monday and now pretty weather again. Everything seems to be growing well.

I really hope the garden does well this year, what with the price of food going up like it is.

Chicken house is making slow progress. I took time over the weekend to lay the block before the rains came on Monday. I just need to fill it now to start framing. Jack is making good progress on the fencing for the run.

And I try to make some time as often as I can for this. However, the other day I had been especially busy and had just ignored Chigger all day. I had finally come inside to start supper and I heard the most pitiful moaning and whining coming from outside. I looked out and poor Chigger was sitting by the deck, looking up into the window with her frisbee in her mouth and just crying pitifully. It was almost dark but I went back out and threw it for her until we just couldn't really see anymore. That seemed to make her happy. She's a real sweet dog.
Okay, time to get back to work!


Floridacracker said...

I could not have ignored a whining dog with a toy either.

It's wonderful how your pottery biz is taking off!

HermitJim said...

Glad to hear that things are moving right along for ya!

Just gotta love that picture of the poor pup, waiting on you to come out and play! They sure know how to push our buttons, don't they?

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! yeah, ol' Chigger knows how to get to me! thanks!

Hey Jim! thanks! yes, they do! but they are sweet.

Beyond My Garden said...

You have been doing a lot. It has happened to all us pet owners when we get busy. I'm glad Chigger was creative. I've just found your blog and am looking forward to catching up from your past entries. It looks very interesting.

edifice rex said...

Hey Nellie! well, great to have you here! thanks for commenting and I hope you enjoy the blog and get something out of it!