Goodness! What a busy day today! Sachi had a quiet Sunday despite the sunshine but was really busy on Monday. I enjoyed my two-day weekend. Now I'm at the store by myself for Tuesday and Wednesday, with a pile of projects. I knew that some people would be in town between the holidays, but I was a little swamped. Additionally, I had an altered books intro for a mother-daughter pair. Luckily they were patient when I had to jump up from the table to ring up other customers. The daughter is going to Greece for a semester and I am so jealous. I would have loved to have been introduced to altered books before I went to Greece... but no, 10 years later and I'm kicking myself over the ephemera and photo ops that I passed by. Oh well, incentive to go back someday.
I did manage to finish the photo snippet commission that was due today. It occurred to me last night that I really shouldn't have let those run out - and sure enough today someone came in asking for them. I'll have to finish a batch and email the pics to her since she lives out of town. There's always something. I'm also hoping to finish my Christmas letter tonight so I can mail that out New Year's Day. I'm so far behind -- I used to have all those addressed and sealed before Thanksgiving. But it is better than last year when I didn't write until April of this year. Still, it will be nice to finish that up and send those up. I selected an assortment of pictures of me with Lily even though she isn't mine - those are my favorite pics of the year, our little self portraits, when I hold the camera up and take the pic. So, if all goes according to plan, I can work on stuffing envelopes, heart ornaments and a jigsaw puzzle over New Year's Eve/Day. The altered books this afternoon reminded me of many of my projects.... come to think of it, that would be a perfect thing to work on New Year's Eve. I always like to have an art project to work on.. so glad I thought of that. I didn't quite want to be in production mode working on magnet picture frames; I think I deserve a night of a non-Anthology related art project.