Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whew!


I feel so relieved at this moment! "Why?" you ask. Because I sent half of the projects for the book to the publisher today ... by overnight mail!

To celebrate, I'm showing you just a corner of one of the pieces for the book. It's amazing the discoveries you make when you have sustained time in the studio. My husband has totally taken over the job I once had in his psychology practice so that I can work freely on the book. He's an amazing guy! He has always wanted the best for me. He said to me one day, when I was a potter, "You know, just because I earn more than you do doesn't mean that what I do has more value and what you do has less. It's our society." And, I thought, you know he's right. If I were a potter living in Japan, where pottery is revered, it would be different. But, that feels like a lifetime ago in some respects.

So, folks, have a nice night. I know I will ... I'll be watching last night's episode of "The Closer!" A simple life of simple pleasures!


24 comments:

SummersStudio said...

That little snippet has definitely got me intrigued. Half way there! Congrats. It is wonderful indeed that you've got that kind of support. What a fantastic guy. And why is it we put so much emphasis on 'earnings' as a measure of worth in our society?

SueBeads said...

What a nice guy! I can't wait to see your book!

Judy said...

How exciting! You must feel so relieved as well. I can't wait to see your book!

Christine said...

I can't wait for your book! Yay!

And your husband is such a great guy!

sharon said...

This is really a super tease! This is very exciting and I am really happy for you. Can't wait, this looks like a beauty!

Greer said...

You are such a tease! And is that rust I see?

mairedodd said...

enjoy that show - and you know how happy i am that you have the support of your husband... the piece looks awesome! cannot wait to own the book and see the whole project (you are going to be selling signed copies i hope?)

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Wow, halfway there, congrats! Fantastic that you have such support to pursue your book, it really makes things easier doesn't it?

Molly Alexander said...

What a tease! I absolutely can't wait for your book to come out - I'll be first in line!

I, too, have an unbelievably supportive husband, and I am thankful every day for it. I'm glad you have your hubby in your life and that he is willing to share you with us!

:-) Molly

stregata said...

Congratulations, Barbara! I am just dying to see more of what you have been doing - I am sure it will blow us all away! Glad your husband is so supportive - that is the way it should be!

Courtney said...

Congratulations on the book! Halfway is something to celebrate.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Congrats on being half way there! I cannot wait for the book to come out, the snippet is a wonderful tease! What a wonderful guy your husband! Glad he is there to help you out.

romantic decay said...

You are such a tease! Looking forward to the book.

BlueAntiquities said...

Yay! crossing off lists I see. Jim is an amazing guy who shined when he talked about you, the whole drive to your house! Shhh, he told me I couldnt rat him out. He loves you so much. Having husbands who cherish us just being a wife and a mother, and supporting our artistic endeavors, it means the world! We chose well my friend, we chose well. Laura

steufel said...

Wow, this sneak peak is intriguing. Can't wait to see the book!

eve said...

Wow thats great , i will be buying a copy when it's on sale.

Silver Parrot said...

Congrats on getting halfway there AND on having such a supportive husband!

Cindy said...

A huge CONGRATS is in order, Barbara!! I can only imagine how good that must feel, to have 1/2 of your projects completed! I do hope you and Jim do a little celebrating together!
Cindy

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you all for your encouraging words. Jim was touched by your comments. I've been telling him he's a great guy. I guess he didn't believe me! LOL

Gardanne said...

That neck full of beads on the right is fabulous. My enamel earrings were a big hit at the bead show. I loved the look on the other lampworkers faces when I said I made them in the torch. You should be getting more lampworkers to your shop, I told all of them where to get the bead pulling station.

Diane said...

I am soooo very happy for you Barbara! I do believe I know how you feel, as even finishing packing away supplies (after a teaching gig) these days, makes me feel like I've completed a HUGE task! LOL.
I can hardly wait for the book! I am excited =))

Pretty Things said...

So very excited for you! And I can't wait to see you in October!

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