An accident occurring just two days before the Open Studio saw the door, which would soon need to welcome our visitors, broken into a million-pieced jigsaw puzzle… giving my camera’s eye some wild visuals… while being accompanied by a curious soundtrack of crackling pings & tinkles which went on for several hours as the tempered glass continued its slow disintegration. It held in its suspension of gravity for most of a day before falling into a fine mess needing careful attention toward clean-up!
Fortunately the inside pane was intact because it wouldn’t get replaced until Solstice Eve. The door functioned fine during the two weekends of the event, which was slower than I had hoped, due to weather matching that adventure. Yet, in the end, we wrote a respectable business even so. The bells do love ringing their role as holiday treats!
While our weather was too overcast to view last night’s rare Solstice eclipse… this morning’s dawn was happily dramatic. A great beginning of the new year!
I am exhausted in tandem… the season in the studio is mostly finished. Christmas always seems a bit anti-climatic to me & our New Year is a tardy event waiting for the calendar to catch up with the astronomical fact.
While I remember years ago having a studio rush well into Christmas Eve… selling gold earrings to guys shopping last minute presents for their ladies, while I poured liberal shots of brandy to lubricate easier choices…
These days my clientele has it already wrapped up… Hurrah!