Thursday, April 7, 2011
Have you ever looked at a purple dead-nettle flower* up close? They look like crazy mini orchids. This was as good as my little point-n-shoot camera could do with its macro lens, but it's still pretty neat.
We got a little down at the beginning of the week. Google was really good about doing things quickly, and J found out he didn't get the job the day after he interviewed. It was a relief really, since he'd had to neglect his dissertation and other job applications while that broo-ha-ha was going on. It was a really good experience, and he'll be so much more prepared for subsequent interviews.
As for me, I am trying not to make much out of it. Yeah, I got pretty down for a few days, but that doesn't help anybody. The no-control feeling came back and I was like a robot. A badly-worded text from my mother made me start crying. I have painted my nails pink and dedicated myself to finishing two sculptures for an upcoming art show (I have never been in an art show, so I am submitting them for approval). I've also got Chris Clanton on board for taking some profesh photos of the cactus hat this weekend.
So, my first commission is done, and I may have a second on the line. Another acquaintance wants me to make centerpieces for her wedding. That sounds like something I would very much like to do, but she is still planning what her theme will be.
*I had to do some image searching, as I kept calling this a clover flower. 28 years and I never knew what this common little flower was called. There's also the Henbit Dead-nettle, which looks almost the same except the leaves are stuck directly on the steam, so they look a little more lanky.