Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Progress (?)


Two bags, completely tooled. Ready for resist and antique and paint and rivets....hundreds and hundreds of rivets.


Two bag bodies, hand cut, hand punched and hand punched-out pieces removed.

One freaking tired woman who needs a break but cannot take one just yet.


To blog is to break today: in a minute it's right back in there.

My hands are bruised (yes, actually bruised!) and blistered from the bag-making: it's tough, tough work and not for the weak of muscle or of heart: it breaks you down with its repetitive tasks and and makes you smile at the resulting beauty....

it is the best and worst of leathercraft and I have decided to make two at once....
why?
Because the leather shop is too empty for comfort...
Because one is a custom order 

Mostly I am doing this because I thought I could! 


My sister and I compare notes every once in a while about how we like to give ourselves too much to do so we can see if we're tough enough to actually accomplish our tasks...
Often I do, but this week I am lagging behind my bizarre deadlines
AND I still have music to learn for my trip back to Redlands/LA....

My only request from you today is this: if you've piled one more thing onto your daily task list to see if you can do it - don't. 


Drink a hot cup of tea and breathe.

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Ahhhhh.

8 comments:

Runs4fun said...

Hi Lovey...

Inhale...one-two-three...exhhhhhale and so on.
B-R-E-A-T-H-E

I understand tired today...after mom's near-death experience this past week. I so ache for her...

Anyhow----keep on motoring, and then, please get some rest and take care of YOU!

xo

Kiki said...

Your post reminded me of when you blogged about the end of your tour in the spring. It felt terrible but in the end, it was more than worth it. Just focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, and the bags will be completed in no time!

liz r. said...

Take it easy, you . . . hope you put your feet up and have a bowl of ice cream at the end of the day.

Always fascinating to see your work in progress.

corinna.ruhl said...

I can see why you are so proactive with yoga and chiropractor visits. You work can be so grueling! Take care of yourself, sweetie.
xoxo

RosyRevolver said...

Thinking of you strong lady. You are a wonderment!

Dave said...

Woman... who about being reminded that you are loved in Holmen.. oh tonight again I listened to your gift of Spoon River... I am convinced that I would pay Michael Smith the royalties for you to record it officially... you are an angel... I'll send you music tonight.. you refresh yourself.. you are not battered and bruised you are a purse warrior get back in there and do battle.

Dave

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Heather- you are so firmly rooted in my prayers today.

Kiki - ah, yes, the difficult moment in an epic situation - thank you so much for the reminder :)

Liz - I will, darn it :)

Corinna sweet: it's crazy how physical and blistery it can be - thank you so much for the well-wishes!

JJ - Perhaps you're just looking in the wonderment mirror, o' mother and smith!! YOU amaze me!

Dave: you know I adore you and thanks for the music: I cannot wait to come back and play at Bluff View again!! :)

Good Girls Studio said...

oh sweetness you need 2 or 3 more breaks! Take at least 12 things off your to do list & take a nap :)