Today was frenzied but good. In the not-usual manner of Friday's in the studio day, my wife had to run out in the morning, so I was left with the youngest, ostensibly during "nap" time, so she could do her thing, and I could work. But of course the boy never naps when you need him to, so the morning was more or less shot (thank god for James, diligently toiling away).
Still, we managed to get the piece for Connecticut College done. Of course it's not really DONE done. It's done enough to go down to the basement to mature like a fine wine until it is time to ship, at which time it will be pulled out, re-examined, had any newly discovered flaws corrected, and packed away. This sounds like a joke, but the truth is, layaway time is a real thing. By the time I'm this far along in the making of a piece, I can't see it any more. I'm tired, and I'm out of patience, and I want to be done. Coming back to it ensures that I go over it with a fine toothed comb, and that it leaves the studio looking right.
Of course, there's another piece waiting in line. This one's going to be interesting It's based on Toile patterns, but I can't say more now, because it's late, and I need to go to bed. Plus, there's nothing to see here but some meticulously gridded paper that turned out to be all wrong. Good night.