Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Goals and deadlines....

While wonderful guides to keep us on the right track, boy they both can be pains-in-the-butt sometimes. Case in point: Etsy is being delayed by a month or two (or three or four)...I have been too busy with everything else to get this thing really going. I am going to say it will be up and running before my birthday this September but other than that, no guarantee as to date. School has me going nuts (I should say Adobe Illustrator is driving me nuts!) though as a side note--Miya that Wacom pad you suggested is actually quite nice.

Jase and I are thinking about doing the Sundance Harvest Market at the beginning of October so I will need to figure out what I need for that, I have also been running around with Jase a bit lately with his photography plans. I just adopted Jasper (who is teething) and keeping me up nights chewing on whatever finger, hand, nose or toes happen to be sticking out from under the blankets. I also agreed to create/stitch 2 missionary return samplers for a friend of my aunt's (I can do it without having to buy the pattern and she doesn't embroider) and then 8 stitched sayings patchworked onto pillows made from grandma's old shirts for my aunt to give to all of my aunts and uncles (she cries at the idea of cutting the clothes up and has been wanting this done for two years now)....not to mention everyone that wants me to come visit whether I have a spare moment or not! My photography is getting behind again...I have a file of pictures on my desktop I haven't had the time to look through yet, and I need to get out and snap some more.

Sadly, I took a three-day weekend to organize my room and supplies, catch up on homework, relax....hmmm...my room got cleaned. Homework? No. Unpack my craft supplies? Nope. Relax? Heck no. I need to slow down for a moment, catch up to myself, and then start again.

Oh, and Jase? That glass paperweight was an inexpensive way to tell the manager of the Art Shack "thank you for the time you spent answering my questions when you could have been doing something else". Its just a quirky turn of fate that this marketing tactic also happens to look nice in my office!

Funny that with all this running around I still am incredibly happy (if a bit overly-stressed) and actually feel pretty productive (considering how far behind I am!) Other than chew marks all over I am even sleeping better--thank goodness for new mattresses!

3 comments:

Miya said...

I decided to make an Etsy account to buy some stuff, before realizing I already had one. A few months back I was looking for sites where you could sell stuff and signed up on them all, and I guess Etsy was one of them! I can't remember any of the sites, lol...but Roy says I should try selling a few autographed prints for cheap and see how they do, since I don't have any exposure on dA and no one buys anything there. I figure it's worth a shot...can't wait to see your shop!

Miya said...

BTW, glad you like the tablet! I love Wacom, and I have a friend who does her own webcomic who bought the blue Bamboo Fun and told me how much she loved it.

shoezimm said...

I do like it...for the most part. Its a pill running out of tablet space so quickly but the sucker is easily portable enough that it kinda makes up for its teensy usable pad size....