Saturday, February 21, 2009

crazy busy week

Sorry that I have been out of touch. It has been quite a week.

Saturday & Sunday I finished, and listed on my Edsy store, my two latest Steamy designs. Check 'em out!

Monday I skied 15 miles. There was a group tour of a section of the Catamount Trail that I wanted to ski - the section is 11 miles. I had the choice of driving 30 miles to join the group, or skiing 4 miles to join the group - so I skied up and over Lincoln Gap Road (closed to vehicles in winter). I was realy beat Monday night.

Tuesday started with my submitting a proposal to sell a group of SteamPunk style jewelry to a new on line store. Wish me luck.

Later on Tuesday I had a doc appointment and learned that I need a new shoulder joint. The good news is that this proceture has a realy good success rate. The bad news, I need to do it!

Thursday I lead a ski tour; 15 skiers on an 8 mile ski that included 1800 vertical feet of up hill, and down. That is a lot of UP hill skiing. Thank goodness for climbing skins.

Friday I started some new Airship designs and did a bunch of catching up.

And this morning, I finaly had my chance to submit my application for membership to the Edsy SteamTeam. That team is a realy creative bunch and seriously active in the SteamPunk gente. Hopfuly I will be joining them soon!

Keep in touch,
Mark aka SteamSmith


  1. Dear Mark,

    The Etsy SteamTeam looks very exciting. I look forward to seeing your work there.

    I can't believe you have been able to do so much skiing with a shoulder that needs replacing.
    It must be very painful--ouch!!

    I love your new pieces and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    Best Wishes
    Sally D

  2. I read your latest post and I can't even imagine that much skiing. I think I would drop over in the snow. Sorry to hear you need a shoulder replacement. I imagine that will greatly limit your ability to entertain me with all your new designs. I will just have to be patient and wait until you are healed, I will keep checking up. Exciting news about joining an etsy team and selling to an on-line shop...Contrats!!!

    I wrote in a forum about blogspot and hopefully some talent from Etsy will follow. I mentioned your site in my blog. Hopefully it will bring more traffic to the Blogspot and to our Etsy shops. It should also bring more traffic to Etsy in general. Fingers crossed!

    I am wishing you the best for your surgery!