engarian (engarian) wrote,

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

 So, I leave on Sunday for my conference.  I'll be gone for a week, attending classes, watching demonstrations, listening to lectures, and meeting socially with friends and future friends (because I am a perennial optimist).  However, I haven't even taken my suitcase out of the closet yet. 

I have at least looked at the supply lists for my classes.  I have to make a hardware store trip this morning to pick up a few items that I don't have, but I already have most of it.  I'm torn about whether or not I want to bring any of my metal clay supplies.  It is a metal clay conference, and last year I won an award in the mystery bag contest.  But I haven't worked in the media for over a year - I've had other methods of art creation higher on my priority list this past year.  I do enjoy the media, but only as an adjunct to my enamel work, which...come to think of it...was why I started work with metal clay in the first place.  So, I'm torn, but I will have to make some decisions quite soon. 

"Walking the Dog" was what I came up with for the 2009
Mystery Bag Contest.  I won some faceted sunstones for
my award.  The Japanese judges found it highly amusing :-)
I'm rushing through this morning though.  I wanted to mail a package to my neice for her new baby, but it turns out that the address I have is questionable, so I'll have to wait for her to repond to my FB message with the correct addy, then I can do the shipping label and it will go out on Saturday morning or it may have to wait until I return.  I really hope that won't be the case, I would love for her to get the package and it would be one more thing off my agenda. 

For those of you who aren't quite sure about fanfic, there is an excellent article in TIME by Lev Grossman that I recommend you read.  This is a community that I am heavily involved with, and it can be mysterious or laughable for people who are not really understanding of it.  The article expresses, concisely, what those of us involved with fanfic find appealing with it.  Lev says that they cut 1000 words from the original writing he submitted, but it is still a good read.  
Tags: fan fiction, metal clay world

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