Back from OCF! I'm having some back trouble since spending a week camping / sleeping on the ground. It was a great trip tho. Gonna do it again next weekend for FairyWorlds. :)
Got my business plan back from the final review. The feedback pretty much validated what I already suspected, so it's good to know where I need to focus, still.
It's been a week of things suddenly starting to move forward. Our building permit came through, and so we are starting construction soon. My mother suddenly announced that she'd cleaned the garage, and that I could set up my glass working stuff in there. Alex passed his Mac tech certification test!
I was able to get some torch time with a friend a few weeks ago. I made a button! I don't know how it came out, because I haven't seen her since then. Otherwise, I've been mostly making designs, and drawing, networking and scouting potential vending events. These things seem rather frivolous to me, but I'm having fun, and it's nice to feel legitimized about spending time drawing and being online. All this time, I've resisted joining Facebook and MySpace, Yahoo or all the other social networking sites, not having any reason to venture much beyond LiveJournal.
I generally find the other ones cluttered and confusing, but I've been getting my profiles and networks set up, and interacting with people. Obviously, I've been neglecting my LJ, to some degree tho. I haven't been doing much writing lately.. but look at me go once I get to it, lol! eBay has been eluding me. I may need to hire an expert to help me get my systems set up. In the meantime, my mother and I have been making a massive pile of things to put up for auction.
My dear old glass blowing friend Dylan is coming to visit this Fall. :) http://www.incandescentsculpture.com/itables.html
I also have another local torch worker friend that I am working out a trade for lessons with. It turns out that summer is a miserable time to work glass, go figure, but he'll probably help me set up my shop in Mum's garage safely.
So.. things are happening, but it's still frustratingly nebulous from a planning on paper perspective. Actually, listing it like this helps me see that things are really going on. Plugging away where I can.