Describe a day in your life.
I wake up around 6 A.M., make coffee and read my horoscopes. Then I try to have an hour of studio practice. Just get in the bakery and make something. A paper cut, a print, a new recipe. Or I’ll use that time to write at my desk or journal. By now it’s mid-morning and I get on with whatever needs to be done that day. Baking, preparing workshop materials, firing the oven, printing invoices: that kind of stuff. When I stop working depends of the flow of the day. Sometimes I’m going till 6 or 7 P.M., other times, with the summer heat affecting fermentation I might work till 1 or 2 A.M. If I’m pushing for something to happen and it’s not working I set it aside, do some other task and circle back around. I generally try to sit on my porch for an hour in the evening to watch dusk settle in.
Personally, I rely heavily on outside media stimulation to get anything done. Do you listen to music, podcasts, etc while you work? What is your Jam right now?
I listen to a LOT of pop music in the bakery. I’ve also been really happy to get into some “new” soul like Leon Bridges and Michael Kiwanuka. I look forward to every Monday when Anne Ortelee releases her Weekly Weather astrology podcast. When I really need to focus I prefer silence.