Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chipped a Tooth?

Greetings again, sorry for delays. Though work on the sofa is indeed progressing, I have been quite distracted otherwise.
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.

Aaannd here's proof of progress heh. The back frame dry-fit.
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.


David said...

Good luck with your new job... Even if it's not the dream one, it will pay the bills and help with your needs!
Buy yourself a few good pair of socks, and have a great holiday season!!

Jeff Branch said...

At least your "real" job is still woodworking. I wish I could do the same. Good luck with it all.

Ken said...

Look at this moment as a great opportunity. Life is what you make it. Working anywhere broadens your contacts and your outlook on life in general. Show up with a smile everyday because you know things run full circle. Your young and time is on your side, you'll be back to your own shop eventually and a little wiser.

Nicholas Nelson said...

Thanks for the support guys.
Yes, it is something new and change can be invigorating. Perhaps I will be even MORE motivated to make dreams reality or be able to focus more on carefully chosen special pieces. Whatever the case it is a new journey.
I will definitely still be spending time in my own shop, I don't think I can live without it!

Oh yes, Jeff, this job I believe hardly consists of "woodworking" as I know it heh.