Wednesday, November 28, 2007


A lovely young woman that I work with is getting married,in December. I missed her bridal shower, because it occurred the same day as Open Studios. I worked with her on last Thursday, when she asked if I could make a table sign, that had to do with Santa and Reindeer, and the North Pole. I was honored.

I think I know the direction I am heading in, I have already drawn the design on the block and even started carving, the only nagging voice I hear is my own inner critic saying "remember she wants simple and elegant." So then it makes me unable to see my design, and whether it's those things.

It also makes me a little freaked to call it a design, maybe I have been watching too much Project Runway, or Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, and feel it's a design, honestly though it's a commissioned piece I am creating. So am also working with what she wants,not necessarily a print I would do,this isn't a gift.

Before you get worried dearest reader, I already gave her a gift. And she loves it.

So tomorrow I will go and carve the rest of the block, and fingers crossed, be able to pull a print to show her what it looks like.Then next week print it. Did I tell you her wedding was on December 23rd? Yeah, it is.

Am I stressed, not really. Just a little bit jumpy,but that passes, then I feel a little sure of myself.Which i much prefer feeling, sure and at peace, gives one a steady hand when carving.

So what I think I'll do is turn in, get some sleep, perhaps dream and look at this with new eyes tomorrow.


Mrs. G. said...

I think this is beautiful. I really do. It feels Nord-ish to me.

Tracy said...

thank you mrs.g, from looking at it now this morning, orange juice gripped tightly in my hand,I think it will be very good and what she wants.