I love this time of year because it is so quiet that I finally can really focus on being in the studio. Not only is there work to pick up on, such as the pieces that I left partially done from art camp this September, but also so much behind the scenes work, i.e. photos, records, updating blob/website.
I replaced my old Renaii heater in my sculpture studio with a new beauty that heats so well I am working mostly out there. And being surrounded by all my wooden sculptures has made me acutely aware that they need refurbishing -- taking them apart and sanding the metal rods along with buffing the wood (and occasionally replacing a piece of wood). At first I thought this very unprofessional -- to have to take such physical care of an art piece, but then I realized that they are simply organic and need tending to. Accepting one's work as it is is important.