Saturday, August 11, 2012

The work week from HELL!!

I'm so glad the week is over. I prepared the 2013 operating budgets this week.  It's usually a 2 week process but this time I had grants to submit at the same time....four grants worth $2 million each and a $11 millon operating budget.  Good thing I like to work with numbers. Budgets aren't so bad except when you have to predict the spending patters of 14 different labs with multiple grants, all with different fiscal years.  But I was able to finish it off today.  After it was done I turned on my music and cleaned my office...which I destroyed just as badly as I do my jewlery bench. 

I think I look pretty good considering how stressful the week was............



At the same time, Cris and I were submitting classes for Bead and Button.  Five classes this year.  Etching, fabrication and metal clay.  Everything was due this week too!!  But that's all done.  Now we just wait to hear if we get accepted. 

My next deadline is at the end of the month.  I will be in an exhibit at the South Wing Gallery in Cleveland Heights.  I need 12-14 pieces...and of course I want to make new pieces.  I have this great collection of beads and stones and I want to make the next step in evolving my work by incorporating more of these into my pieces. Evolution takes concentrated time so I"ll be spending all my nights in the studio for the next few weeks.

These are some of the stones I want to work with....




So much to do....so little time.  Were is my winning lottery ticket when I need one????
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5 comments:

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

I sure can relate! Everything seems to pile up all at once. Love the look of the doll! lol Can't wait to see your line of classes you and Cris will be teaching next year!

Sandra said...

beautiful stones!

Valerie A. Heck Esmont said...

where do you go to buy such beautiful stones, wow!

Gail said...

Hi Valerie...the first pic came from the bead and button show from a girl called Kia.Can't remember right now what they are called. They are listed further down in the blog with the name of the stone. Kia doesn't have a website...unfortunately. The second pictures, opaline glass came from Bead Paradise in Oberlin. The third pic is Kyanite and I got it from Soft Flex at the Bead and Button show.

Joryel Vera said...

Really nice pieces, capable of catching the eyes right away. I liked the necklace the most amongst all of them, though all are pretty nice…


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