Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Wow. It's been forever, it seems, since I've written! There hasn't been a whole lot to report and I've just been chugging along on my same ol' goals. I've been continuing to work for myself and trying to drum up work. Still going well so far! I'm really excited about it. It's a whole new world. Now that my work life is falling into place I really feel the need to enhance my time with my hobbies and my creativity. When you have a creative career like I do, it's easy to fall into the trap that your job is your creative outlet. It's simply not healthy to think that way, especially when my work is for clients...not for myself. So, I've started an oil painting...it's 30 inches wide x 24 inches high. It's of some tree blossoms I photographed a month ago and as soon as the painting is complete it will go on the wall of our dining room. I've got the background blocked in so far; now I have to begin work on the blooms. I really want to take my time with it. I have such a tendency to work way to fast and impatiently. A bad habit! I've also decided to do some fun, whimsical, decorative art for children and adults and sell them at an online boutique forum I found. www.etsy.com I'm so excited! I've got lots of ideas and now I just have to turn them into works of art. I'm going to sell original paintings, prints, photographs, and note cards. So, on my own time I'm going to work on getting enough items created to sell.I've already got some photos that are ready, but I'd like to get a good variety of other work prepared. As soon as the boutique is posted I will get the link up here and make the announcement. My plan is to have it going within the next 3 weeks. I've always wanted to do this, but never figured out how I could get going. But now I've found the answers I need and am ready to enter the art/craft world as me with my own original ideas to offer. And for the first time, instead of feeling scared or like a procrastinator, I feel excited. I feel hopeful. And I feel motivated. Mainly because I finally figured out the kinds of things I want to do and I finally feel like I have the permission from myself to do so!