As summer slowly gives way to fall my seemingly ceaseless painting frenzy for weekly exhibition at the Artisan's Festivals eases off to a milder tempo. While there are still a few shows yet, it is not necessary for me to produce constantly to keep my booth stocked. It's time to turn with pleasure to the orders I have accumulated over the course of the summer. As I navigate through these there is suddenly time to allow for creating some new designs, and to give some attention to the long awaiting placemat project. It is among my goals to open an Etsy shop and get my placemats as well as the rest of my work to market.
It's a pleasant transition, and a somewhat complicated one, given the transitions my kids are handling as well. Back to school and schedules and sports and the general business of the school year. I will miss the freewheeling days of summer but there is some comfort in the order and routine imposed by the cycles of education!