Today’s adventure..

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I don’t have proper display tables or cabinets, so to protect stuff, it goes in boxes..then into bigger boxes. Or in this case a locking chest.

I got busy rooting around..and had the pleasure of discovering a few things all over again.. jade bowls for instance, I like mottled jade because it has that camo thing going, which strike me as funny.. chests of amber..fossils, crystal balls that are unusual in a number of ways…

But we all have our fascinations….

Netsuke kept turning up at random intervals…along with a complete albit small sino-hadrosarus, a box of space junk and some moldovites that were laying out at random..

It’s so much fun to rummage through boxes, its like a big easter egg hunt with a touch of hide and seek…or finding pirate treasure…

Now I want dinner… except I’m worn out from moving a literal ton of stuff around..

Ok not that worn out.. just saying.

Random interests

100_8638Aside from work, dinner and baking.. I collect, buy and sell (in theory) mastodon ivory netsuke, dragons mostly, but I go for daily life scenes as well.. bakers, brewers, archers etc, which reflect my personal interests.. or because the work is exceptional… netsuke and jade bowls were my reward for holding it together one more season, under arguably brutal working conditions..

They meet the high value, small size criteria. my habitat/lifestyle requires…

Each and every one has a story… a who, what, when, where and how it was acquired..

The why is more convoluted..

Aside from food, dinner and baking

028018I have other interests, aside from baking and dinner.. I occasionally work as a silversmith.. which is a good fit for my world, high value, small space, etc.. the stones are mostly opals, turquoise and amber.. which become rings, pendants or whatever, made specifically for the client on the spot considering skin tone, eye color and personal preferences..

There are boxes upon boxes of pirate loot, enough to fill a 10X20 booth a few times, along with things seldom seen outside of museums.. which has a particular appeal to my sense of humor and irony.. People who are in my personal life seldom or never see more than one or two pieces.. its a security thing. People at shows have no clue where I come from, live or go next..another security thing..

Marketing according to Sun Tzu..

I love the market grind, and being nomadic… but one needs must evolve and adapt at some point, Esty looks good, with lots of interesting things happening. AND no 30 hour drives to a show…no set ups, or tons of loading and unloading, no hustlers, professional thieves, grifters or blown engines..

The hard part is not having face to face contact….and seeing the OMG I need that light come on..