Well, as you may or may not know, sculpting doesn't pay the bills around here. Mostly, it keeps me out of the bars, and lets me flex my semi-creative abilities.
I work in Real Life (tm) at the NV Test Site, as a millwright. Today was an all-hands meeting. Those things never turn out well, trust me.
The folks in management, in their ever-prevailing wisdom, have decided to move my work crew to a new shift, where we'll be tripping over other personnel who are conducting already-ongoing operations, and for less money, since our substantial night differential is going away. That's about an eighth of my income. That's a big hit, one which I'm not very happy about. Such is life.
How this affects you: my sculpting time is usually in the small hours, after I get home from a night at work. This is going to go away in a month or so.
I'll be advising my clients that they should be actively looking for backup or replacement sculptors, since I can't guarantee how this will affect my schedule. Actually, I'm putting a brave face on it...this is probably going to slaughter my schedule.
Not to mention drain the savings account, and possibly start a slow financial spiral that might end in the loss of what I've been working years to accomplish, create, and save.
Whaah, whaah, whaah, I know. Get to sculpting, you're saying, and maybe you can offset the smaller paychecks.
Well, you're right. I'm off to sculpt. I've got a month to power out a long list of projects for Khurasan, Rebel, Comfy Chair, and Critical Mass.