Monday, September 6, 2010

My Creative Business Goals Monday September 6, 2010

I'm finally getting back on track after a few hard weeks.  I was able to finally set up my shipping area, which includes all my Etsy shop items that are currently listed.  I have all other completed artwork & crafts in two totes.

I have also set up my painting area, so I can keep works in progress out, so even on days when I only have a few minutes, I can get some painting done.

I had the most satisfying long weekend of domestic bliss.  Painting, sorting, organizing, painting and more painting and general puttering around the house.   Uncovered these cute fridge magnets that I painted awhile back and finally got them photographed.  Hope you will see them, along with some fabulous hand painted glass ornaments in the near future for sale in my Ety shop.

My Goals for this week:
1.  Set up my sewing area.
2.  Continue sorting Art and craft supplies so I can easily find what I need without tearing my whole craftroom apart every time I need something.
3.  Self care - exercise, eat healthy, get a good night's sleep.  Starting new work out classes at my local YMCA with my sister.
4.  Journal, blog, twitter, FB
5.  Add at least two or three new items to my Etsy Shop.
6.  Work on one new technique in Claudine Hellmuth's online class, that I am way behind in at the moment, so I can start incorporating these new skills and techniques for ideas I have my Etsy shop.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Self care

I have been in a terrible funk for weeks from personal and work challenges and pressures.  I have not had the energy to do anything creative or enjoy the domestic pleasures of puttering and most distressing, find the time or energy for my paint brushes.  My camera is in the corner collecting dust.  I had all but disappeared from the internet.  No blogging, twittering, or Facebook.  No journaling either.  I have felt defeated and my self confidence took a big hit.  I've not been taking care of myself physically or emotionally.  Not good.   So, I'm cutting back on junk food, making better food choices and portions, I'm walking with my sister in the mornings and joined my local YMCA and start some great exercise classes next week.  I've begun journaling again.  Just spent some satisfying time this morning cleaning up my craftroom and going to practice self care by getting a paint brush in my hand as soon as I'm done with this post.  Later this weekend, I'm going shopping for some new workout gear and maybe even a new skirt or two for work.   I have not wanted summer to end, but today, I am ready for Fall.  I think it might to time to dig out my knitting needles, too.  While I paint this afternoon, I'll think about some lovely soup and stew recipes.  Hearty and healthy.   My paint brushes are calling me...