It seems to me the secret of stayin' alive in this business has been our ability to sell our own work. It is wonderful to have exposure in larger markets to be sure but the day to day bread and butter of our livelihood depends on the energy and tenacity of Sheila and I. It means for the most part we work 7 days a week. As long as we're home we're open. For the longest time it seemed hard for me to get myself out to the studio on Sundays. Sunday is now my favourite day in the studio all because of CBC radio our Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's commercial free radio. It is the crafts person's university, newspaper, audio book and connection to the outside world. Sunday starts with Micheal Enwright The Sunday Edition which is probably the best companion you could wish for on a Sunday morning.http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/index.html That's a pic of Micheal in a bowtie.
Noon has the stories of Stuart MacLean- if you have never heard Dave Cooks the Turkey it is a Christmas annual that never ceases to bring a tear to my eye. The Jonathon Goldstein Wiretap also cracks me up. The afternoon usually has scholars, authors and really interesting thought provoking talks. We often treat ourselves to a glass of wine while listening and working.
BTW_ I never knew how to answer those of you that posted to my blog. I now figured it out-duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I too make a comment on my blog. Sorry it wasn't I wasn't listening it's just the learning curve.