February is Upon Us...

 One of the local Bay Area beaches.

One of the local Bay Area beaches.

I recall making my list of objectives for 2014. Now it's time to come up with some goals for 2015. I'm satisfied to say that I've pretty much accomplished what I set out to, however it's really an ever evolving cycle. So, my 2015 goals mesh with 2014, they become intertwined in a system that allows me to look in the wake of the year gone by and have something to show for it while continuing to move forward. This list is not full of resolutions, more so reminders that time is going by and I had better forge ahead...a pun we metalsmiths like to use. I don't always feel like spending my day as a book keeper or trying my hand at marketing where my learning curve throws me into some procrastination slumps. At least those slumps are productive. Doing something you're either not good at nor experienced with means you're first learning prior to implementing them. And, sometimes I reap the benefits and/or disappointments from these gesticulations out into the world in the form of applications, fees, images, following the directions and the results...the awards, rewards and rejections. 

 Organic tomatoes grown by Dirty Girl Produce. 

Organic tomatoes grown by Dirty Girl Produce. 

In the meantime, I'm glad I roasted and froze all of those San Marzano tomatoes in between the Spring and Summer tour of craft shows. I'm enjoying the fruits of my labor during this rainless winter. For those of you in the depths of an icy wonderland, may the ground hog stay inside and forget about his shadow. Here in the Bay Area, we are waiting to *See the sky about to rain, broken clouds and rain.

-Alison                               *Quote, Neil Young