There are only 24 hours in any given day, no more, no less.
Funny thing, everyone has those same 24 hours. So how do they manage? Answer? Scheduling. Planning ahead for the allotment of time they wish to devote to each activity.
So the question I have for myself is "What am I going to do with my 24?"
Most Etsy sellers are singular artisans making and selling their work, one piece at a time. They aren't pumping out large quintiles of assembly line products. That's the attraction.
Still, it's challenging to keep shops full after several sales, the purpose of this whole exercise
It's a happy "problem" to have. The best part is you can give yourself permission to work, focused on just what you love.!
I had a nice experience that I thought I'd share. The state of Oregon purchased four of my art quilts. You may wonder why would a state need art quilts? They were needed because the old Oregon State Hospital was just that, old. Repairs and improvements had been made over the years, but it had reached the point that the state decided they needed a new one.
That new facility has just reached completion. the new beautiful Oregon State Hospital and new beautiful buildings need to be decorated. So art needs to be purchased. This is where I came into the picture,as well as other artists.. This is the same hospital that the old
movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed in. Do you remember this movie?
My issue of Art Quitting Studio has arrived.I'm in it. Just opened it up, thumbed through a few pages and there I was! Who'd a thunk it? A whole article, a 1 & 1/2 page feature. I'm buying several copies, before they change their minds.
I need someone to slap me across the face and say, "Get a hold of yourself woman".IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE! My issue of Art Quitting Studio has arrived. And they weren't kidding me, I'm in it. Just opened it up, thumbed through a few pages and there I was! Who'd a thunk it? A whole article, a 3 page feature. .
The hollyhocks are are coming right along, Here’s my progress report for my time lapse quilt for 2/16/2014. I’ll give […]
The world economy has changed dramatically in the last ten years and the United
States is no longer a stable economy that can support the arts like it used
to. As other emerging economies begin to have more disposable income,
they also begin to show an interest in the handmade lifestyle. I
figured if we all banded together and drove people to the same place, it would
be easier to be found. My mantra has been "Together we can do great things."
I love cherry trees, it’s breath taking to see each new tree as it is in full bloom. I love […]
Next Thursday 6/13 is the day my feature will post on Janome’s Global website. That’s exciting for me. So please look for it Thursday, […]
I must apologize for an attempt last night [a really, really late night attempt] to post these two quilts. Somehow […]
I've just recently received a book from the talented UK fiber artist Marion Marnett. Marion has written about a product named Lutradur. As far as I can determine, it seems to be relatively unknown here in the states, certainly used infrequently. .Marion has provided information about what it is,it's properties & application. I'm curious to learn more, perhaps you will be too.
In a piece Marion Barnett wrote, she calls herself the Contrary Quilter, what is the reason behind that description? Her answer
"I don’t believe in rules, and I don’t do conventional". An interview with textile artist Marion Barnett.
Thanks again to Diannajessie for a mention on her blog.I appreciate it much.
Here's the latest art quilt I've been working on, like a busy little bee. love the wild abandon , the bold color. I gave myself permission go with my inclinations. It was made with the intention of a companion piece that harmonized with my last abstract quilt, "Down the Rabbit Hole".