#1738 Creating for Relaxation

One of the most difficult things that I find about owning your own business is finding the “off switch.” ¬†As someone who has been dedicated to creating and art for over 20 years now, working on art of business related things has not only become a habit, but also a lifestyle. Many times my partner…

#1737 A New Series of Designs – Almost Ready!

It seems like I haven’t blogged forever. Even though I have only missed for a week, it feels like much more time has passed than that. It has been over six years since I began posting nearly every day, and breaking away from that routine has been difficult, but I feel for now it is…

#1736 Update and Discount Coupon

I am going to keep this post quick today, as I have some projects that I want to work on this weekend, but I did want to mention to you all that we once again updated the website and we are also having a sale coupon for those of us who subscribe to our Mailing…

#1735 Choosing a Focus

As I sit here this morning, I can’t help but feel content and happy about my life. Certainly things are not ‘perfect’ all the time – that would be unnatural – but when I look at things overall, the important things are going well, and I can hardly complain about trivial things that don’t really…

#1734 Monday Madness

I am going to try to keep this post on the short side. As usual, I am doing many different things and I am running in several different directions. The weekend was busy and full and I have lots of new things that I am working on that I will be sharing in the near…

#1733 Recovery

Yesterday was a tough day. Even though everything turned out alright, it was very emotionally draining. I am very happy to have it behind me, and I look forward to moving on ahead from here. Nothing really tragic happened, but my dear kitty Pancakes needed to have some oral surgery done. I realize that many…

#1732 Through Artist’s Eyes

Is there such a thing as loving too many things about life? As I wake up each morning and try to plan out my day, I think my biggest problem that I am encounter on most days is which direction to head. One tends to view others that are self-employed as someone who gets to…

#1731 The Spice of Life

It has been another busy end of the week, as well as weekend. As we are moving into the second week of May, the weather is finally getting warmer and beginning to resemble spring and summer. Hopefully in the next week, I will be picking up my car from the place that is working on…

#1730 A Box Filled with “Possibilities”

What is better than a beautifully crafted, furniture quality box? Why a beautifully crafted, furniture quality box filled with supplies, of course! Yesterday, I showed you the lovely box that I snagged on the Derwent site last weekend. For the price (about $140 CDN or $115 USD SHIPPED from England) I was thrilled with the…

#1729 Boxing Day

  As an artist, I love getting new supplies. Besides loving to work in so many different types of media, being active on the internet and participating in classes and online forums exposes me to many, many different new and exciting products. It really keeps my creative juices flowing and I love trying new techniques…

#1728 Patience

Sometimes I think I am my own worst enemy. There are times – especially when I am designing – that I am very, very hard on myself and just not happy with the way things are going. As a result, the things I do often take a great deal of time for me to complete….