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Monday, July 16, 2012

Branches..twigs....




There is something about a stark tree...
They are so perfect...
It is a little about life....
Lots of small things happen at the same time..
then...
it all takes shape
or
when we look back
we  see the beautiful tree...
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See all those little twigs...
It is like running a design business in a way...
many little things hang off the bigger branch...
and the trunk that grounds us.
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For me....
the last week...
I painted a good amount of buttons & larger button tags...
Packaged these so they don't get into mischief once they are out in the public.
Stamp or label to remind all that copyright is there....on every piece.
Do all the invoicing & payment stuff
Check each order off the list of things & soemtimes I am missing a button...
Stop & paint....
Then bag again & into a posting box..
oh.... sometimes the taping up takes a while... the thing you assume will take 5 minutes.
Address box.
Change out of painting clothes...
Into car to post office..
Customs labels filled out
parcels weighed...
paid
Off we go..
Into a printing copier to drop off button story designs that were done on weekend..
Back later in week to collect.
Update website with new products...
reorder wood stock...
pay some bills....
talk on phone...
Find that item I want to rework for samples for some sepia stuff...
Let the cat inside again & dry him off...
shuffle him home  30mins later...
repeat more than once in a a day..
Parcel arrives....unpack.
Put all the wood bits into their storage boxes...
Oh have I enough tags for packaging...????
those address labels are vanishing...
Write a newsletter...
Go away for the day...
I think I deserved that..
Need to book accommodation ...
do it tomorrow...
Haircut !!!!
Colour the same ...
Think on the things I want to do next...
Pull out fabric for next step I want to do...
How did that table get into another messy state so quickly ???????????


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Design

The old but grand villages & cities hold the most amazing trims on their buildings.
Look at the scalloped edge on the window shade....and see what is often reflected in stitchery corners & borders!
Aha....
The picket fence here has interesting sharp points... that are used to trim...
Even the flow of the sides window shade ...take away the extra bits in there...