This newly arrived year takes us immediately into tax season. Although much of my time this past week has been geared to gathering and organizing last year’s expenses, receipts and preparing for our meeting with our CPA, I’ve still managed to complete one casting and I’m in process of completing the adjoining base piece for assembly. Below, you’ll see the Xochipilli model cast in 18k gold, fresh out of the furnace and before buffing and polishing, prior to being fitted on its silver ring base.
Tuesday will see our two volunteer aides arrive and assume some of the office load and also provide some much needed help in the shop, which will allow me some time to get back to continuing the online organic software classes, and to devote time to upgrading our website and card processing links. My volunteers are accomplished artists and crafts-persons with varied artistic skills, which should also generate some fresh ideas and a separate line of products or two.
The hope is that these additions will speed up, and add to, our production output, which should help get us opened for business at a faster pace.
Quote of the week:
“Non nobis solum nati sumus.
(Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
~Marcus Tullius Cicero