Today I worked on a couple of orders. I sold a Blue Dog Shrine on E-Bay, along with a blue Guadalupe Cross. I’m waiting for the e-check to clear, but I want it to be ready to mail when it does. My biggest challenge in this biz is getting things shipped on time. I also sold my green loteria cabinet, a red Guadalupe Cross, and a sheer Guadalupe Shrine. Good stuff. I just so often come home lately depleted from school that I don’t have the energy to work on orders.
I am trying to do things ahead of time and THEN put them on E-Bay. But sometimes Sunday night comes around and I just go ahead and put up things for auction. Then, when they are ordered, I make them to order. That is also how my Etsy.com shop works. There are many things – collages, assemblages, and story boxes – that are made, but the crosses and shrines are made to order. I love CafePress, because I just upload the design, choose the merchandise, and wait for them to do all of the work.
So now I am caught up – I even finished up 5 other sheer shrines tonight. I really want to do more collages, and I need to frame the ones I have. I framed two of them, with the help of my mother, for a show last May and they look fabulous. There’s so much to do – and so little time to do it. And – I’m paying for a domain name that doesn’t have a website yet!!!!
In addition to all of this is my “real” job. This week alone, I have done grades for 5 times the students than I am used to teaching, sent out conference letters for parent-teacher conferences next week (I will also be translating as needed), started a new unit with my students, and I still have to complete my lesson plans and the curriculum map for my course. No wonder I’m tired!
Oh, while listening to the latest CraftyPod podcast, I found another cool podcast website. It’s called Good Food. I listened to a great podcast that touched on – among other things – chestnut pizza, Paris markets, water in West Africa, and chilies. Then, I hit the jackpot: Eyeball Tacos!!! I live for that stuff! Now, I wish I was teaching Spanish! I would definitely have my students read that!!!
I don’t know if I got to talk about the tacos de sesos (brain tacos) that I had in Morelia – I also had some brains in Atlixco. I have to say that I was not that impressed. They had a similar taste and texture to cooked oysters. But eyes!!!! I don’t know if I even have the “guts” to try that! So, I need to get myself to Santa Barbara or Chicago to see.
Okay, time for bed.