Whew! I'm back. Our internet was down for a bit, and I'm sure you understand how frustrating that is.
Do you ever get to a point where the goals you've set get in each other's way? Well, that was me on Friday. I had set 2 goals for myself last week. 1 - Finish all clay work by Friday so that it can dry over the weekend and I can fire on Monday (yesterday). 2 - Make 100 new Mini Sculptures.
I might have been able to accomplish both if I had decided before last Tuesday to push myself to make the 100 Minis. So, there I was at 6:00 Friday night with 75 Minis made, but none slipped and decorated. Ultimately, I decided to just finish the ones I had started, despite falling 25 short of my goal. And even though the kiln is cram packed full of work (Tile Plaques, new tiles, soap dishes, etc), there's still a tiny part of me that is disappointed. Does anyone else have these self-imposed deadlines? How do you handle them? I know I shouldn't be disappointed. But I take comfort in the fact that I will be spending the next week and a half glazing all this new work. (Yay! I love glazing!)
So, today's tasks include catching up on the computer work I missed while our internet was down, listening to the inauguration on NPR, and cutting the steel for the Tile Plaques.
Well, I gotta go hang up our American Flag and check on a kiln.
Happy Inauguration Day! And cheers to no more conflicting goals!