It’s a rich and full existence I inhabit. Here on this long-running and still lowly little blog of mine, I often highlight the adventures of my home life via kids, dogs, and tales of travel to other lands. More often, I share what’s what in the realm of art-work and life imagined by my mind’s eye. Only occasionally do I make mention of The Day Job, my part time employment at Carroll Concertinas where I have the gift of being a small part of a team of talented folks who craft gorgeous musical instruments.
Recently, a friend of one of my co-workers came for a visit to the shop to document some of our process for Soapbox Media . He has created a beautiful video that gives a small peek into the world of wonder in which we have the great honor to work. It is said that artists who’s work comes along in feast-or-famine style must attempt to maintain some sort of Day Job for the leaner times. In our world, where clock, calendar and contract rule the day, this is a difficult task. I am incredibly fortunate to set my own schedule to do the work I need to do, in the studio, for my travel workshops and at the concertina shop. I am also even more fortunate to work with fellow artisans and musicians who love what they do as much, if not more so, than I do.
So here is a peek into my ‘Other’ work; work I love as much as the artwork and teaching I do. Do you work as a creative? I’d love to know what other wonderful ‘day jobs’ are out there that enable us to cobble this creative life together in a world that often seems hardwired in the linear.
the music in the video is by fabulous concertina player edel fox.