I read over old posts this morning and realized this stressful situation has been going on for quite a while. I suppose the only thing left to do is stop talking about it. Though I will say I asked Dragons for help and a solution was presented immediately. It will take some time to do, but will have permanent effects.
I did some research. The museum has 6 artists selling wares in the gift shop. I'm still letting ideas simmer, but I feel encouraged.
I decided to list my cubes for sale in my Amazon shop. I have nothing to lose. If they don't sell I haven't lost anything.
I started a new tradition for birthdays. I made my daughter a star when she was a few months old. She picked out the yarn. This year, I hung the star on the front door for the entire month of August to celebrate her birthday. I thought this was a grand idea. I was very eager to make more stars. Until I realized the next birthday was in October and that's for the child who causes so many problems and I should be making this star NOW in order to be finished before October 1. And I thought about how he is never happy with anything. How no matter what we do it isn't enough, he wants more. I remembered a similar feeling when I made his fox. The entire time I sewed, I whispered hopes of improvement and wishes that he would get better. For a brief time, it seemed like things did improve. It didn't last long. I decided some calm was better than none.
Today I will put out more Halloween decorations. I think my hutch would be a lovely setting for the Halloween teddy bears. My daughter will adore them.
I haven't done anything else with glass cutting. I barely get to the studio. I feel like I'm in survival mode. I get the essentials done and nothing else. I'm actually relieved my annual Witches & Magick series starts soon. It gives me a break, I get to write more positive posts, and hopefully when the series ends I'll have art to show you.