Note to self….

I am most definitely singleminded. (Just throwing it out there).

Don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing right now…don’t want to go down the ‘tunnel vision’ route.

I have come to realise that I actually need to force myself to take time out.

Y’know what? Being singleminded is not all bad. Focus is good. Bloody mindedness…now that would be a problem….tunnel vision in all its awful ‘glory’

Defo need to find time to smell the roses.

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Hard graft

18th January 2018

Definitely getting the hang of this… (practise makes perfect et al). Okay…truth is…I’m buzzing this morning…most definitely got my groove on…just joined folksy …(loving the listing process right now – so good to ‘blurb’ about ‘what has inspired’ my artwork)

Folksy seems more geared towards the ‘handmade’ and it’s for ‘homegrown talent’.

Ha! Never referred to myself as ‘homegrown talent’ before…I’m either becoming ‘big headed’ or growing in confidence. I choose the latter (lest I burst my own bubble).

22nd January 2018

Spent all weekend working! (Definitely felt like work – administrative tasks). Well…fun-ish admin tasks…endlessly taking product shots and listing them. Got some new app Camera+ and photos look pretty okay (post production) but thecream of the crop is some Craft Pricing Calculator app…(where have you been all my life?). At least, now when (not if) I am put on the spot re: pricing a commission, I can enter figures and boom! Defo going to make figuring out prices so much easier for me!

So….aiming for at least 100 products listed on Etsy and preferably another 100 on Folksy. Not that I have any idea how that is in the least bit feasible. But one can dream eh? Even burning the candle at both ends would be a stretch…being both employed and self employed. My day job takes up ‘daylight’ hours and working till midnight only to get up at 5.30am is no picnic.

Late…

Made a school boy’ error that caused me to be 4 days overdue in sending a customer order. Did not update my postal preferences for custom orders. Giving myself no breathing space to create a screen printed concertina journal from scratch. (Whilst holding down a full time ‘second job’). It has been gruelling…I have loved it and loathed it at the same time. Loved creating…loathed my ‘second job’ getting in the way of a very tight deadline.

Now I can breathe easy cos just sent the order to Canada. Just hope customer is not too peeved at delay.

Now off to let Etsy know package has been dispatched. Yay me-ish.

Looming deadline…

There are a million and one things I would rather be doing tomorrow morning and going to work is not one of them!!!

I’ve got a deadline looming …I really wish I didn’t need to work as an employee to fund my art practice.

I really wish I could afford an assistant right now. Going to have to find a way to squeeze a week’s worth of graft into two days. Have no idea how I’m going to pull it off but I have to.

Maybe I should call in a sickie.

Trying to find a release…

This weekend has been a blur.  I have been working so hard that events have just whizzed past me and I cant play catch up just yet …still have so much to do. Trying to keep myself grounded and not break down (which tends to happen when I push myself). Struggling to stay alert at the mo.  This is hard…wanting to chat but too tired to…(this is what happens when I overwork myself…need to chat but cant cos exhausted).