I cut these little houses out today before lunch. With a brand-new exacto blade. I love new blades, but I always make myself suffer through old ones way too long before shedding them. Anyhow, now I don't have to worry about what to do w/this nice Fabriano scrap, since it's covered with little houses. Meanwhile, I'm still hacking here in the studio, trying to keep my hands warm by periodically sandwiching the corner of my iBook in them since that's where the hard drive is and heats up.
I just went to open studios tonight and then a talk by the visiting sculptor, Marsha Pels. Man, am I freaked out for my crit tomorrow. I'm #1, and fear she will tear me apart. She's the real deal and I'm frightened. Like, the kind of sculptor who makes me never say I'm a sculptor, b/c she welds and casts in bronze and glass and anything else. Today I spun a little more shifu, but it's hard in this cold and w/such dry skin. I am a little freaked out by how much artwork and art business work I have to do, and how half my time is already over!! But hopefully once I kick all the phlegm, I'll get to spend more time in my studio.