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WiP Wed (01/13/21)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

You know, at this point, I almost expect to be knocked off course every time I sit down to write something. It’s just been that kind of a ten or twelve months… I’m sure you know what I mean. You start to focus on one thing, thinking “I can let my eyes off the world for this two minutes, to get this thing done” and then BAM there’s a plague, or another innocent man getting shot for being out jogging, or an armed insurrection or something. It makes it really hard to concentrate. It’s like… do you like to fly?...

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WiP Wed (01/06/21)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Yay, we’re all back at work in this brand-new, no-stress, totally awesome wonderful new year! Hahahahahah! Or at least it’s a Wednesday, right? So let’s talk about what’s going on! When I’d originally thought of what I wanted to do this week, it was dye yarn - I’d been out of blanks for the Andre and Tepper bases for a while and wanted to catch up on colorways that needed to be restocked. But I’m also way, way low on soap. Soap is winning out for my focus this week, then… I’ll talk more about that in a sec. Meanwhile…....

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WiP Wed (12/16/20)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Whew… what a week. WHAT A YEAR. This might be my last WiP post for the year - next Wed is two days before Christmas, and the next one is two days before New Years. In a normal year I’d be flipping out that I don’t have enough presents wrapped, Chex Mix made, etc… this year I’m just like YO I HAVE SURVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVED… and you? Pat yourself on the back if you’re reading this, because it means you’ve made it this far, too. How about, since you’re reading what I’m writing, we make a deal with each other — if...

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WiP Wed (11/18/20)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

I’m in that headspace where I think it’s Tuesday, but I also think it might be Thursday, so I keep checking the calendar and am like, no, wait, it’s Wednesday! Time for my WiP post! Here’s what’s going on in the studio this week… In ceramics, I have so much detail painting work to do that I think I understand why my right arm is bothering me! Constant squeezing of the paint tubes I’m using to get the thin lines has exacerbated the low-level tennis elbow I’m always prone to anyway because of my knitting. Artist down, y’all! Artist down!...

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WiP Wed (11/11/20)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

My energy level the last two days (going to bed at 9 PM is normal, right? And trying to sleep later than 7?) and my ability to stay focused (SQUIRREL!) are both telling me that maybe I should have taken one more week off of work… but also I have things to do, and need to get out of my own head, and out of my own way. So things are slow this week, but moving! In ceramics, I have a lot to glaze, to restock before GLAM (which as of this moment is both online and in person -more...

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