haldecraft — Ramblings

On Supporting Other Artists and Makers

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

It may surprise you to learn that I'm not independently wealthy. I KNOW. How can a woman who makes baby head mugs and writes serialized science fiction be RAKING IN THE DOUGH?! It's true. You don't choose this way of life to get rich quick. Because I ask people to give me money for things I can't not make, I love to give other people money for the things that they are also on fire about making (or trade for - the barter system is alive and well in the Maker community). This is my second Lobster Rose Pottery mug....

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Cheap, quick, right; pick two

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

When I used to work in the document production department at an Engineering company, we had an unofficial slogan (ok, we had lots of them, but this is about a particular one). When people ran in and said, "I need this right away! It's got lots of markups! Don't miss anything!" we would often counter with "you can have it done right, or you can have it done now." Similar to that old "you can have it done cheap, you can have it done quick, or you can have it done right... pick two", except we were giving them less...

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Well, THAT was crazy.

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

So, Tuesday night, about the time Tim and I were watching our last TV show of the evening, I was like, "Holy wow, what is that NOISE???".... we paused the TV and listened to the longest rumble of thunder I've ever heard. It must have gone on straight for about a minute. That was at about... I don't know, 9:45 or so? I looked at the weather app on my phone and saw a large band of red, followed by thick green and yellow, was headed our way... it looked like it was sweeping across the northern half of the...

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Back in the saddle (almost)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Good morning, everyone! Or afternoon, if that's when you're seeing this. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, culminating in a party three years in the making - my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. That's what all those mugs have been for, the last few weeks (they were very much appreciated and everyone loved them). Then last week I threw myself into working rather than blogging for two reasons -- I physically could, having graduated physical therapy the day before the festivities began, and I emotionally could, my mind being freed from thoughts of party planning....

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Down but not out

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

I don't know if I've really brought it up here before - mostly because it's not HaldeCraft related, really - but my dogs fight sometimes. Mostly it happens when the four-legged dog (Corwin) accidentally bumps up against (Lindy) the three-legged dog's stump, which scares Lindy and she snaps at Corwin, who snaps back, and a fight ensues. Monday they got in a fight because they got overexcited seeing a turtle and when I tried to pull them away, they turned on each other - with me in between them as I was walking them on leashes. I was trying to...

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