Friday, January 29, 2010

Balance, Equilibrium and Juggling




As I've mentioned previously, it seems I've become even busier than when I had a full-time job and at times I have trouble juggling it all. Thinking about how to balance everything-work, family, time with friends, and time for myself-has been on my mind alot. Part of the issue with being self-employed is that you're always at work and having an unfinished project or order in the next room is hard for me to ignore. I just can't shut it off at 5 or 6:00 in the evening and so spend alot of evenings with wire in my hands while I hang out with the fam. I have a feeling I'm not the only one who does this! When my lovely friend Wendi suggested that I include the word "balance" in one of my trapeze artist pieces because so many of us struggle to find it, I realized that she was right--I've been working on trapeze artists and jugglers without realizing how they were an illustration of my own life. Here are the new pieces-they'll be at the BMAC show in Feb. and at the wonderful Lizzie Lou's in Roundtop, TX in March.

7 comments:

andrea said...

I love the Juggler!

snippetgirl said...

I can empathize with how you are feeling, and I don't even have kids!! I wish there were more hours in the day.
Your new pieces are fabulous!!!

MaygreenFairies said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! These are my most fav pieces you've created to date. Ohhhh how I'd love to own one of your ladies. LOVE EM HUN! Mandy xx

Michael Letzig said...

Good Morning you Hire Wire Wonder! Tammy, I am so smitten with your work and your blog! It tickles my funny bones and all of 'em are laughing! Thank you, Thank You for your joy of creating...you're an inspiration! Good luck with the show in PA!
XOX,
Michael

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Absolutely LOVE them! Circus themes are a favourite of mine especially with a dash of dark!

Rainey

Debora Portela Atelier * Artisanal Adornments said...

Your work is just AMAZING!!!!!
Congratulation for your talent!
Debora

nancy said...

your work is STELLAR!!!!!

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