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Getting Ready for Wilmington: Orange Ombre Mirror

Orange Ombre Mirror by Margaret Almon
Orange Ombre Mirror. Glass, gold smalti, dichroic, ceramic mosaic on wood, 8×10 inches, ©2015 Margaret Almon.

On July 25 & 26th, 2015, I will have my work at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE.  I am shepherding my mosaics out of the studio and down the stairs for staging on the dining room table.  I’ve been reading Gretchen Rubin’s book on habits, Better than Before, and she describes people as tending to be “openers” or “finishers.”  Usually, I am an opener.  I like to check out large piles of library books, buy new art supplies, start new projects.  I used to feel obligated to finish every book I checked out, but after discovering the Reader’s Bill of Rights in Library School, (what Rubin would call a Secret of Adulthood), I now leave a book undone on occasion.

Stratoz gently advised that I not start any new mosaics the week before the show.  He is wise, though I did find a way to remake a commissioned project, under the guise that it wasn’t “new.”  Otherwise, I do enjoy a burst of finishing the week before a craft show ~ a reminder of the wonder of creation.

Are you an opener or a finisher?

One comment

  1. Sandy says:

    Margaret, I’m so glad I found you via Twitter. Beauty heals and your work is beautiful.
    I’m an opener, too. Regarding books, I remember reading on a blog some years ago that there’s too many good books out there to feel compelled to finish one you’re not enjoying. That insight helps me get over non-finisher’s guilt! 🙂

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