A wonderful day of pool with Jeremiah yesterday. Big Mama Sheridan came to pick me up and watched for the last half hour or so, then did the dinner shopping with me at the farmer’s market and swung through B and H photo with me to pick up the paper that I’ll need to keep up with the orders that you all are placing!! (and another lens for my new little camera.. I’m so loving the little thing). A wonderful Nova Scotia-esque meal last night.. Really good potato salad made with this year’s new potatoes parboiled and then rolled in olive oil and grilled. Lightly smashed and then dressed with sauteed garlic scapes (they just keep showing up at the farmer’s market!!), olive oil/butter, and whatever fresh herbs I found growing in our little garden. SO nice. Grilled corn on the cob and purple carrots. Smoked Andouille. Not sure exactly what made it feel so Nova Scotia. Perhaps I’ve just go the place on the brain.
This weeks offering of photos is up, and is all about the longing I’m feeling for that place at the moment, but I’ll let you read about it over there. It is so gratifying to me that you are buying theses prints. The chance to go back through the photos I’ve taken over the years and to put them into distinct little sets is a really moving process for me. Please, if you’ve received prints, let me know what you think! What sort of shape were they in when they arrived? Is the packing adequate? The print, on paper, will NOT look exactly as it does on the screen. There is the fundamental difference between projected and reflected light, but also, I work with the images a bit to make them look the way I want them to on paper. If ANY of you are disappointed with the results, please understand that this is a 100% satisfaction guaranteed operation. Send them back!! I’ve added a little “how it works” section to the for sale tab.. It includes some instructions for you international folks to save a little money on shipping if you plan to make multiple orders.
Pill flasks. These things are coming, folks. In fact, I may finish them up today. I have gotten more requests to be put on the waiting list than I have made pill flasks. In addition.. there IS no waiting list. These will go up for sale and it will be first come first serve. I’m sorry about that. But I think it’s the fairest way to do it. I’m really excited about them. The other day I made a stamping machine so that I could number them all beautifully. Now I just need to head out to the shop and make the tops.
They will cost $88. Because I like the number. And because it seems like the RIGHT number for a pill flask. Can’t say why. People have told me to charge more. I’m not interested in that so much, though.
I will sell them in two sales. The times of the sales will be announced ahead of time here on the blog, and on face place. I will try to pick two times that make it fair for east and west coasters, AND international customers.
The other night I had one of those all night long waking anxiety image/dreams. I was hurting quite a bit. Cancer pain. That pre-sacral where my asshole used to be pain, which I now know corresponds with a tumor that’s quickly growing to fill that cavity. The dream/image was of a grid of photographs (photos on the brain), OF the pain (aren’t dreams wild, I couldn’t describe these photos if asked to).. Slowly as the night progressed, and I got up to pee.. to take medication.. to pee again.. the photos in the grid disappeared one by one. It was clear in this ongoing vision that eventually there would just be one photo left. One REAL photo of the cancer, and when that one disappeared I’d be dead. It felt very much as though it could happen that night.
I woke up in the morning, though. Still very much alive. Pain somehow back under control. Proceeded to have a very good day. More than not, I am feeling pretty good. Still wishing that the days had a few more hours in them!! This one already half frittered away on the computer!! Time to get moving! I need a few hours in the shop, before I head downtown to gamble on a little one pocket!
Thank you all for such a response to my last post on palliative and hospice care. I’m thinking about this a lot these days and thinking about ways to get involved. Much more to come. Please stay tuned.
ALWAYS BIG LOVE.
OK gang. I’ve gotten a boat load of emails requesting it. I’ve added a few prints for those of you who didn’t wake up early. This weekend my cousin Ben will be coming down to give me a hand with the labeling and packaging, so I think I can handle it. DON’T expect this to happen regularly! Now I’m going out to the shop, dammit!! *winks*