As you may or may not know, after almost 20 years of working in Corporate Land I quit my job to do my “other work” full time. Friday was my last official day at my desk.
I thought I would ease into my new life so I spent the weekend working on some new coaster designs:
These make me think of summers at the lake (not that I ever experienced that but I have a vivid vacation imagination which apparently includes vacations during time periods – like the 40s – when I wasn’t actually alive)
But my “ease into it” phase was short lived and I couldn’t be happier.
As I’d mentioned previously I am madly prepping for the Unique LA show coming up at the end of this month.
And then, on Monday I met with Marci who runs a new shop here in LA called CoOp 28 –she’s terrific and the store is exactly the kind of place I would open if I did such things. If you’re local please go and check it out. And she wants to feature some of my coasters there!
I came home from that meeting to find that my regular customer, Joe – he of the awesomely cool retro Barware store Bar Keeper – had put in another large order.
And then I got my largest single-buyer order on Etsy.
And I was contacted by another new, local shop that wants to stock my work.
So all the signs are good that I made the right decision in quitting!
Of course, my dining room table now looks like this:
And I’ve had to establish a temporary table in the living room for the overflow.
Because my dreamed of workroom still looks like this:
And I don’t even want to talk about the garage.
So, bottom line. I’ve quit my cushy 9 hour/good pay day job to start my 14 hour/low pay day job.
AND I COULDNT BE HAPPIER