Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Chipped a Tooth?
The above is an albumen print by Oscar Rejlander entitled Hard Times. Obviously many can relate.
To skip the tired sob story I think it is sufficient to say that all my socks have holes in them. Times have been tough and I've been wrestling over it with myself for some time.
I've decided to bite the bullet and seek "real" employment.
I got a job at a cabinet shop located across town about 30-35 min away in clear traffic. The work is neither glamorous nor what I am terribly interested in, but as we know sometimes something has to give.
However, thus far I have only signed on for 32 hours a week trying to still get a level of focus on my personal work. Yes, my productivity will go down. On the other hand this will allow me to afford some things, like potential co-op gallery space, marketing tools, and lets not forget wood and replacing some tired tools... and new socks. As much as I want to feel sorry for myself I try to look at it in a positive light.
The legs and leg stretchers are being pre-finished currently. Hopefully I'll be able to start pre-finishing bits of the seat and back frames tomorrow. I'm using oil again so it takes time, even more time in the cool winter basement.