Well, tonight was the last class before Rakkasah. I think we'll be okay. I'm not nervous yet but I will be on Saturday! I'm really excited though. I was there as a spectator last year and never in a million years did I think I would actually be in it in such a short time. Whee! Please come visit! Saturday, 8pm, East Stage at the fairgrounds in Vallejo!
I spent the entire morning sorting chickens and finally got the breeding pens set up...only about three weeks later than normal. It actually didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, I guess that happens with half as many birds! And I found even more to get rid of, so I'm going to be down to a flock of 35, which is pretty amazing. I may still wait a while to hatch chicks, I just don't feel like dealing with them at the moment, but I ought to at least be able to sell eggs within a couple weeks. Of course, keep in mind there will be a LOT less for sale this year, with less than half the flock I had last year at this time.
I did a sketch for a new scrim pendant last night and started working on the actual scrim today. This will be in color, though it's not a very colorful image. It's also sort of a practice piece for what I'm going to do on that piece of micarta I showed a few postings ago, because I want to try out some techniques and colors. Why yes, that is a birch tree. ;-) (sorry, inside joke). Anyway, the main subject isn't on there yet but you can sorta see the outline. I'm working on a drawing to use as reference for the micarta piece but I'm still undecided about the background so it's slow going.