Grow, grow, grow. move, change or die. One thing that has become a daily reality check, sometimes a slap in the face is change is constant and seriously, it's on the move. In the daily routine of the average "day job" office-y setting the office/cube is a buffer from the full onslaught of change. I suppose it's one the ways to get people to sit down and focus on the mundane day to day practices that is the corporate landscape.
There is definitely no lack of change happening in my corner of the world. It's been a roller coaster all year and it is about to get all loopty-loop. Tighten your seatbelt, get your barf bag in hand and keep your eyes open.
The illusive quest for balance becomes even more important under unusual circumstances, but often it's just about knuckling down and being flexible.
I have a large (for me) order I will be taking on for the last quarter of the year, in addition to three events I have already committed myself. I will have to hire some studio helpers. WT hec? Did I miss something? I've been thinking a lot about how and where they can help in the most efficient way. I am hoping to get some ceramic undergrads are pretty much turn-key. I have so many questions about being a "manager" of my own work - I'm still trying to figure out my own stuff, let alone direct someone around what I haven't figured out yet ;-). For starters, how to effectively utilise their time in an efficient way so we both get the most out of that time worked. And that being successful is all about managing that time, having a handle on the process, aaaccckkk...the planning necessary, the short turn around for delivery - its a steep learning curve.
I have to get my business brand, labelling, packaging super dialed in. ugh, and I know there are things I don't know that I don't know and will not forget to remember ;-)
advice welcome and encouraged about pitfalls, little known facts, pearls of wisdom, the invaluable information hidden between the obvious knowns. . .
The pics - just a pitcher I really like. new tea strainers (I am a tea freak) and spoons. The spoon factory is going to be running full steam!