work has taken a bit of a back seat while rory and i have been getting used to finn.
its been a full time job taking care of him, but somewhere along the line we need to get back to work.
having a baby has also made me realise how much i love to go to work.
i've missed it a lot.
i kinda set up a make shift enamelling studio here at home, but i only get like 30min here, an hour there, etc. it's really hard getting things done when you also have to take care of a baby.
cutting shiny transfer papers to go on our enamel "panga" pendants
all the little pieces are individually cut, making every pendant totally unique and one of a kind
ready for firing in the kiln
after the kiln firing and cleaning, ready to be put on chains
you also realise how precious your time is, so there is no more time for procrastination, lying around watching season after season of this and that series.
(i find this very depressing, because i used to love just lying around watching series on cold wintery days, or any weekend day or week night for that matter......sigh!!! no more dexter, boardwalk empire, game of thrones....and and and)
recently rory and i have been taking turns to go to work.
it's been a slow re-start to our working days.
besides working i'm also finally getting around to changing our shop and studio. its been a long time coming and it needs a change. so much has changed, so it feels just right that the shop/studio changes.
i will keep you up to date with what it looks like.
it still feels like it might take a while for me to get it the way i want it.
but when it's done i really want people to come and check it out and to come and shop.
i know muizenberg is not cape town, but its not that far out the way.....
besides coming to us, there are many rad creative things happening here that people need to see.
i think that might be a cool series of blog-posts...the people that live and work in muizenberg.
i just had a brainwave. i'm definitely going to do this!!!!
anyhoots, here's some picks of work/studio and what i've been making.
and finally, i'm not crazy about africa pendants. i find them a bit of a cliche, also because the conventional tourist trade in SA killed them in a bad way.
but the tourists like them, so we have made our very own enamel version with transfers.
the biscuit mill market is supported in a big way by visiting tourists and we have found that they all want some kind of africa pendant.
we hope these will go down well with them and make us some kasheesh.
tell me what you think of them, or do you think we're sell-outs?
i'm keen to know....it's always a hard one, making just things that you like and think are sooper cool and also making things that you think will sell cause you really need to make some money.
i think it's a nice debate, so if anyone's got some view on this, please comment.