Just a quick little collage of some recent Instagram photos; from the bottom right, clockwise:
1) Some flowers at one of the rental properties.
2) Catter looking picturesque on the back stairs.
3) Windy day in LA! I had been out getting my car smog-checked and across the street the flags were flying like crazy.
4) WIP shot of a prototype moth, using a technique I'd never tried before.
5) Lunar eclipse! This was the first eclipse of any sort that I've seen, so it was pretty exciting.
6) The completed prototype moth! Really happy with how it turned out, aside from some finishing details which can't be seen in the photo. I'm starting a secondary prototype of a larger moth for my sister, and I hope to be able to finish it more neatly than the rosy maple moth version.
7) The ever-sweet, lovely little TWO: He was super content and happy, that day. Dirty as hell, as always, but still a happy kitty. I just given him a tasty dinner and coaxed him into a flea collar, which meant he'd gotten lots of petting and love, and he soaked it all up like a purr-y sponge. You can see an injury on his shoulder; James and I think it was from crawling through something which had a sharp edge, because he'd re-injured the same shoulder in roughly the same area at least three times before it started properly healing. I got pretty freaked out, the final time, when he came to our back door literally dripping blood -- it clotted about 45 seconds after he arrived, but yikes!! I was freaking out about how I'd be able to catch him to take him to get stitches without panicking him and potentially causing further injury, but luckily that didn't end up being necessary. Poor guy. We think he seems to have wisened up to avoiding whatever it is that injured him, though, because he's healing nicely and hasn't been reinjured since. *crosses fingers* Here's to hoping he stays un-injured!
8) Needle felted Lactarius indigo brooch! Will be in the shop very shortly. =)
Well, that's a bit of what's been going on!
I'm considering setting aside the next three months or so as a "semi-hiatus" of sorts; I feel like I've got a lot of ideas for new products that need to be refined and finalized, etc. The shop will still be open for the duration, but I likely won't list many new items or re-list expired items until the "semi-hiatus" is over. I just need to sit myself down and learn to truly focus on production methods/times, etc. Refine and streamline, etc. And experiment! I've got new things I want to try!
So that's where Instagram comes in pretty handy; I can share all kinds of WIP and finished-item photos of my experiments. I'd love to hear feedback from people about what things they like and what things maybe they're not so hot on, etc!