#1832 Progress Report

I am trying to keep my promise to myself to get back to posting when I have made progress on some of my projects. With that said, I had a pretty productive weekend and wanted to share some of what I did with you all. I spent most of Saturday working up in my shop….

#1831 The Process

It’s funny how we fall into and out of habits. There are times when this happens with little effort or thought, and other times (usually when trying to develop positive habits) that it seems like a chore to follow through with things each day. There are also times in our lives when things change unexpectedly…

#1830 Brushing up on Organization

Those of you who know me realize that I am an ‘Organizational Junkie’. Yes – I am actually very proud of that fact. I grew up with very limited means and I was taught to respect and take care of the things we have. Throwing them here and there only causes them to get lost…

#1829 Changes

It seems so long since I have posted, that I almost forgot how to do it. (Not really – but you get the point!) The past month or month and a half have really been quite a change for both myself and my business. It is a good thing, but something that takes a bit…

#1828 – I’m Still Here!

It seems like it has been forever since I posted a blog. As a person who posted a new blog nearly every day for over five years, it seems that I have been quite lax lately in keeping up. I apologize about that. It isn’t that I am not busy. Quite the opposite is true….

#1827 All That Glitters

It has been a wild and incredibly busy week. I have spent most of my days up in my shop, working on cutting my wood orders. It is difficult to call it ‘work’ because I do enjoy doing what I do so much. With the release of Lynne Andrew’s Noah’s Ark series last week, there…

#1826 The Business of Running a Business

I think that most who hear that I design for my living and have my own business have visions of me spending my days in the dreamy wonderland of creating. . . lolling away the hours overlooking the rolling meadow or gazing out to the ocean, drawing or painting my heart out to the sound…

#1825 – Just “Wow!”

I am very pleased with the way things are going these days. It seems that many of the things that I have been planning over the past several months are all coming into reality, and so far the result has been more than I could have ever asked for. I love working with other designers….

#1824 More Great Adventures

As usual, it has been a wild and crazy week. Monday was spent finishing up sending out orders and (what else?) organizing some more! I suppose when I get on a roll, I really get into it. My office, as well as my shop, is so fine tuned right now it is amazing. I only…

#1823 Hello, Painting My Old Friend

One would think that with me having a full-time business as a designer, that the majority of my day would be painting, drawing, and cutting new designs on the scroll saw, wouldn’t they?  But lately, it seems that the ‘business’ aspects of our business fill much of the day, and sometimes there is little time…

#1822 My Shop (A tour!)

I had a crazy/busy weekend (again!)   I had hoped to have some time to paint, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me yet. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t have a productive couple of days. It was quite the opposite. Many of you who have followed me regularly here on the blog…

#1821 Back in the Swing of Things!

One thing about posting here less often – when I do post there is so much to share with you all! I feel like things are going fast forward again and I am back on the ‘creative track’ after a bleak two months for me. Those of you who have followed me for a while…