Actually, I didn't leave. I just convinced Damon and Steven to write glog posts in my stead. But I'm back to writing my own post.
And holy camole there are a lot of pumpkins around this place! Every time I'm in the studio, there are more pumpkins on the shelves.
And every time I'm in the studio there's somebody making more pumpkins.
In fact, every time I'm in the studio I'm making more pumpkins myself! That, or picking up the pumpkins I made the previous time I was in the studio. Here's the latest batch:
Personally, I started serious pumpkin production back in May. I know that seems like a long time ago, but it was a late start. Some nights I get bunches (as you can see in the pic), but sometimes the designs require more set-up time, so I get fewer pieces. Sometimes I have extra hands around the shop. Sometimes I don't.
Everybody at BAGI is in the same mode. Making pumpkins, photographing pumpkins, pricing pumpkins, tagging pumpkins, packing pumpkins.
And that's just the pumpkins! There's the whole show to set up (http://www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com/). Postcards and t-shirts and emails and volunteers and catering and and and ...
...and everything else. While still keeping BAGI running. It's insane.
I love it!