Spending more time at the bench than on the blog lately
Generally speaking, the quieter things are on the blog means the more hectic things are in my offline world. This last month was no exception. Organising the silent auction dominated a significant amount of my time outside of school and work hours – the event was last week and a big success, thank you to all who came to show your support!
The preparatory frenzy was compounded by a rather large challenge of a digital nature – my laptop’s hard-drive rather unglamorously died at the start of May and I’ve been without a primary computer since. The last month has been interesting not spending every night tethered to my laptop, and part of me is tempted not to replace it because I can see how unhealthy my relationship with my computer really was. In the time I’d normally spend religiously checking blogs, idly scrolling through tumblr, refreshing forum threads, trawling through online stores or (sometimes) blogging, my non-digital productivity has increased. I don’t think I’m quite ready to go rogue and break-up with computer ownership for good, but the exercise has certainly given me the perspective I need to limit my time in front of the screen to what’s necessary.
In order to compensate for the cost of a replacement computer and help pay for new studio equipment I’ve decided to reluctantly list some more items from my wardrobe for sale. They’re pieces I love but can admit that I don’t need. I’m also taking pre-orders via e-mail for ELCHO FALLING and SERPENT’S NEST- the two non-gemstone rings I created for the Whitehorse Jewellery silent auction.