Friday, September 18, 2009

The more things change...

Sometimes the less they stay the same!

I was recently reminded of the whirlwind my life has become in the last few months when an article that I interviewed for was published on the Handmade News Blog. I enjoyed reading it, it was done just on the brink of some extensive changes for me. I also noted that it had been a while since I had written a blog entry, and these things seemed to occur about the same time.

I discovered that a local gallery was in need of some help, and I decided I was in need of a "sustainable income" so I tracked the owner down and shortly thereafter became the gallery director at the gallery. A week after I started, I discovered that I am pregnant! My partner and I had been trying to get pregnant for some time, but it hadn't happened, so to some degree it was unexpected.

My first trimester has passed and everything looks good. But after reading that article I was chuckling to myself about my proclamations of working for myself and building up yet another business. Now my hands are full with the gallery and all the duties and projects and goals that entails as well as keeping up in my studio (which like the blog, has only been recently revived) and getting my partner and our little house ready for a baby. Oh, and I'm the featured artist in the local Fall ArtWalk this November 13, so I have new work that I'm making for that. Somewhere in there I'll be taking pictures, posting new work to my Etsy and ArtFire shops, and of course writing more blogs!

Maybe things don't change that much after all.