Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Big news today!

Lion Heart spoon rest.

My little heart hasn't stopped beating out of my chest since this afternoon. After much thought and little to no preparation today I quit my job. I wasn't planning to but an e-mail came out which made me realize that Monica would need to fill out a transfer form if she was going to take my position and it's due tomorrow. I will still be working until June when school lets out but I let everyone (well 4 bosses but not the school) know today that I will not be coming back to the classroom after the summer break. (Of course if I totally panic and lose my nerve nothing is in paper yet. Still, saying out loud that I am starting a new path in life is the scariest thing I have ever had to do.) I am lucky enough to have supervisors who wished me a heartfelt good luck and let me know that they would hire me back if things didn't work out as planned, which I am not to naive to admit might happen. I hope not, but today I am feeling shaky and worried that I will not be able to pay the bills when the time comes. We are keeping it under wraps until I am positive but I couldn't help telling someone, and not too many people I know or work with actually read this blog so I think I'm safe. Don't tell, ok? Anyway, right now I could really use some words of encouragement so if you have some words of wisdom, make a living off your art or even if you are planning or want to too please let me know...I would love to hear from you!

Monday, March 2, 2009

New work up!

Stag spoon rest.
The Hunt mug.
Su-shi set.

Today I had planned to take the day off of work since I spent the weekend painting my mom's shop but Mother Nature decided that I didn't need to take another "sick" day and instead provided a snow storm which closed school for the day. I guess I owe her a big thank you and I promise to plant in my garden this spring:) Anyway, I spent the morning taking some new photos and posting to my etsy shop so be sure to stop by and check out some new work. Hopefully this week I will spend some quality time in the studio and give some updates on those teapots that are waiting to be decorated!