And it is one those, I look forward to the most throughout the year - a Holiday Weekend...
So, what I will be doing this weekend is - being entertained; having spiced drinks, aromatic wine, tea and treats, steamed veggies and gravy; opening and passing gifts, phoning my overseas family; wearing wool socks and sleeping in...
I love this time of year for so many reasons, and have over time developed a few tested tricks, that keep Holidays fresh and fun for me, every year:
I finish my big shows before December, so I have no huge last minute projects on top of everything else - it feels so great, to know, big set-ups and tear-downs are over;
I decorate my studio in a different way each year, but with just basics, such a the tree and some lights, so there is not much to put away after it is all over;
I don't wait till last minute to gift shop, so I can enjoy it;
I set aside the work I have been really looking forward to doing, because it makes me forget how exhausted I can be from all the shows, events and run-around, - and reminds me exactly, what I love about my biz;
I go to see a non-Holiday film, so I don't get overloaded;
I do not entertain at home, rather meet friends in a restaurant I really like, which reduces work immensely;
...and I start cocktail hour early....
What's everyone doing; and how do you survive the Holiday rush?...
|X-mas at our studio, picture taken last year|
Happy Weekend, everyone, and - Happy Holidays!
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