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Sticky Ends
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The title of this blog doesn’t mean a thing. I just liked the way it sounded. But it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this little guy hanging around my patio door. Don’t you love his wicked, sticky little fingers?

I’m having trouble getting back to work. Last week was spent getting ready for a Studio Art Tour. Folks traipsed through our basement studio and out onto the patio where my daughter and I set up a table with an array of pendants we put together. We enjoyed ourselves, sitting in with a breeze filtering over us and a nice autumnal sun warming us up, mostly. The first day, last Friday, was nippy in the morning so we wrapped up in afghans. I guess I should have taken a picture of that. :)

This is a pic of some of our offerings.

The sales were nice, but some of the things that happened during the weekend’s event provided more excitement. We were asked to display pendants in a shadow box at a local restaurant and to place them in an artsy consignment shop. Also, a woman who is involved with a Dickens Christmas play, which they’ve dressed up in steampunk costumes, asked us to provide some of our steampunk pendants for their concession area during the play’s run!

So how to balance what I want to do (hammer metal and glue gewgaws on dominoes) with what I have to do (write stories) is the question. Any suggestions for how I should talk myself into keeping first things first? Because right now, I feel just like my froggie friend—caught in a spotlight and hanging on for dear life. :shock:

10 comments to “Sticky Ends”

  1. Lisa J
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 am · Link

    Set a goal for word count and reward yourself with time spent on the pendants when you hit your goal. How’s that for practical?



  2. red headed hellion
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am · Link

    Stick with the money maker…I’ll pick up the slack :)



  3. Delilah
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 10:36 am · Link

    Lisa! I like your idea with the jewelry making as a reward.

    Love you RHH!



  4. Fedora
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 am · Link

    Ooh, I’m with Lisa, DD! You do both SO beautifully that I see that it’d be hard to give up either. But I do think that if you get to where you’re feeling uninspired or burned out with either, a break is in order :) That isn’t what keeping first things first is about either :)



  5. Zina
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Um, I’m trying to juggle my own schedule…well trying to. it’s hard……maybe use the jewerly as an outlet or therepy????
    Z



  6. Melissa Porter
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:50 pm · Link

    I agree with Lisa.
    I love the pendants.
    Would like to know if there is a way to order one or two?
    :-P



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · October 23rd, 2012 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Fedora! Thanks for chiming in. My dd has told me I have to leave the jewelry for when I make my page count. She knows I love working with her, but she also knows I’m easily distracted.

    Melissa! If you’re interested in a pendant or two, just email me! delilah@delilahdevlin.com



  8. Mary Preston
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      · October 24th, 2012 at 3:11 am · Link

    They are beautiful.



  9. Stacy Wilson
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      · October 24th, 2012 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I agree with RHH. Word count first. ;)

    I SO love mine, btw!!! Everyone who sees it does too.

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com



  10. Delilah
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      · October 25th, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    Stacy! That’s very sweet of you to say!