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A Design a Day – Day 11

Watercolor and Gouache 18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Citrine Briolette Rendering by Joana Miranda

Watercolor and Gouache 18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Citrine Briolette Rendering by Joana Miranda

Running my jewelry business while working full-time in another job is nothing short of a challenge.  My schedule today was typical:

8:00 a.m. – Get up; check and respond to pressing email

8:20 – Put toast into toaster

8:20-8:35 – Vacuum shop area to try to scare away any more centipedes lurking there (I killed two large ones last night…Ewww!)

8:35-8:45 – Eat breakfast

8:45 -9:20 – Exercise

9:20 – 9:25 – Finish folding laundry

9:25 – Shower

9:55 – Research a new design I’m doing for a client

10:15 – 10:55 – Review music for today’s Milwaukee Symphony rehearsal

10:55 – Leave for rehearsal

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Rehearse (Thank you Edo De Waart for letting us out 1/2 hour early!)

3:30 -4 – Drive a friend home and drop off a book for my husband at the library

4 – 5 – Update my Etsy shop

5 – 6:15 – Pay bills and research SEO for my blog

6:15 – Start making dinner

6:30- 7:15 – Teach a student

7:15-8 – Finish making dinner and talk to my husband on the phone

8:00 – Eat dinner

8:30 – Start making a pair of cuff links at the bench for a client

9:30 – Set diamonds in yesterday’s Autumn Leaves earrings and polish (Couldn’t get to taking a picture of them yet…that will have to wait ’til tomorrow)

11:00 – Come upstairs to post this blog (yes, the design above was drawn from my archives )

11:30 – TIME TO PLAY (Hah!  Collapse is more like it…)

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