Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Mode

I am deep in December Mode.  I spend a lot of time staring off into space, lost in my own head.  I'm trying to decide what direction 2014 will take me.

A basket full of decos
I do want to do more fun art, art that isn't for sale, that I'm doing just for the fun of it, so I've started swapping decos (I have a basket full already.  I'm not sure how that happened!), and I want to teach, so I have several workshops in the making.  

I am trying to decide which shows I should do and which shows I should avoid.  I'm trying to decide how to focus.  I'm trying to decide how to carve out time for yoga.  I'm trying to decide how to market.  I'm trying to decide how to make this thing pay the bills.

I'm trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.

Obviously not mature.

But, until then, I'll keep floundering and spending too much money on stencils and paint and workshops.  I'm taking Lifebook again next year and just signed up for the N*Studio Creative Jumpstart.  I just took Julie Balzer's getting started with deli paper and getting started with the Gelli Plate.  I signed up for a year of Teesha Moore's Artstronaut's Club.  I'm trying not to take on too much, but I am vowing to actually get stuff done next year (unlike during all the workshops I took THIS year).

Are you taking anything?  If money were no object, what would you sign up for?  I'd sign up for Donna Downey's 48 Weeks.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tis the Season

to freebase eggnog, fa la la la laaaa la la la la

I am exhausted!  I have one more show this year and then I am DONE.  Well.  Sort of done.  Then I get to frantically fill slipper orders and make Daleks for my kids.  Whatever!  CLOSE TO DONE.  I will hold onto that by my fingernails.

We have so much planned for the wonderstrange blog this coming year - lots of tutorials and videos and art journaling and craziness.  I hope you will join us!  I will be updating here a lot more, too.  NO FOR REAL THIS TIME.  shut up. ;)

I hope your season is merry and bright!


PS:  I am having a better late than never "cyber Monday" sale in my etsy shop - coupon code BETTERLATETHANNEVER will get you 15% off until Thursday!  As soon as I get the birthday madness cleaned out of here (my youngest turned 6 yesterday), I will start updating the shop, so stay tuned!