You know what they say about best laid plans and all that? Roads paved in good intentions?
I guess this post should have been titled "I'm Baaaaa-ck!" since I'm finally publishing after a rather long hiatus.
Just to update you, the garage project has stalled. Boo. It chugged along pretty well, and then, I guess, winter hit and hubby doesn't like the cold. I'd been promised it would be finished in time for my birthday, and well, that's only 3 weeks away. So, no WAY will the project be finished by then. But here's a picture of where it stands now.
In the area of things that I CAN control: I'm still working on getting motivated and taking charge of my creative life. Unfortunately, my business, family life and outside obligations run me ragged. But, I did take a wonderful online class in January with Alyson B. Stanfield - who I HIGHLY recommend. She is an Artist's Business Coach and a super teacher, life coach and general cheerleader. I took the "Blast Off" class which is geared to boosting your art career. Wow, talk about motivation! She gives so much insightful information and you really get psyched up! I learned a lot - I just need to start putting it into action!
I made it through the holidays (just barely) by stocking the galleries with what little I had. Now I desperately need to sit down and crank out some jewelry. No time to paint these days. Gotta manage my time more prudently.
On a high note, I did manage to put in a couple hours last Saturday. My daughter and I have been sick for TWO WEEKS! I was just diagnosed with Bronchitis and forced myself to take a day off to just sit around and heal. But BOY, did it feel great to sit and create! I played around with chasing and made some cuffs. One is copper and the cuff on the right is sterling. I'd love to take this farther and make more. And I swear I'll post more images as they come along.
Sooo, Watch This Spot, as I promised Alyson that I was going to stay on course and BE MOTIVATED, CREATIVE and to SELF-PROMOTE (She even made me sign a contract with myself!)