Before I had the online store, I was a professional balloon twister.
Typically I did big events - working with a face painter, or with a face painter and a caricature artist. Lots of work for surrounding township events. A lot of birthday parties. A lot of corporate holiday parties. It was an enormous amount of fun to play an extrovert for a change.
I'd arrive with this:
and get the party started!
As a result of the years of speedily tying knots in latex, and for the last decade and a half of using the heck out of scissors...I had developed arthritis in my right thumb - to the point I couldn't bend it.
I did the cortisone shots...and they worked. For a while.
Cold weather made it worse. Where do I live? Northeast USA.
Good news: my thumb was fixed surgically this past Tuesday - they knocked me out completely for it. I get the stitches out in a few days.
**If you want to see a photo of the tiny sutures currently in my hand it is at the end of this post.**
I didn't want to spring that on you. In case you were eating or something.
I would do this surgery again. I can bend my thumb! Can I get a yay for opposing digits!
Oh and Memory Box / Poppystamps / Open Studio are releasing a bunch of stamps and dies and they will arrive the day after tomorrow - Wednesday! For a quick look-see here's an online catalog of the new release!
If you don't want to see the sutures, don't scroll down. I'll sign off here and wish you many thanks for stopping by!
Can you believe they knocked me out for this? Tiny!
Best wishes for an awesome week!