Sweetestpea Jen on Tuesday and that will be fun. It has been a couple of months and I always love spending time with her.
My foot certainly did not turn into a sausage in vain because my studio is looking fabulous! Especially looking at the before pictures. What a sad display that was. I felt like I was totally disrespecting my work by how I kept what should be precious to me like my carved blocks of wood. At least they are very durable! Now those before photos are very extreme and show the worst it ever got. But it was never very well organized and didn't look that great or function all that comfortably or efficiently even when it looked "good". The set up I have now is worlds better than it ever has been before. No more useless items like an easel taking up space, everything is very functional. I'm a little hesitant to use it fearing I will mess it all up. But I do want to test it out and see if it runs as smoothly as I hope it will.
Once I finish cleaning off my work desk I will be ready to print again. But I think I am going to work on a carving I started last week before I do any printing. Printing is very hard on my feet and will almost definitely lead to a sausage foot. My days of printing for five hours or more and pumping out thirty pieces from start to finish are over!
My happy place is back and I am looking forward to spending as much time in there as I can now and with the baby!
PS. I made it through the night last night without getting sick. Maybe I need everybody to do a little chant for me every night before going to bed because it seems pretty random to me. Sometimes the medicine settles my stomach, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the cider vinegar does the trick, sometimes it makes it worse! But last night was fine, except for oversleeping which is probably good for me.