I have been slugging it through though. As much as I would like to crawl under a blanket and sleep, I push myself to do something. Even with that, a blanket would be too hot because we're still warm and muggy here. So I take a deep breath and suck it up. I'm not giving up. I will be doing NANOWRIMO again this year. That's National Write A Novel in a Month. I'm prepping for that, along with two different doll related swaps online. It's my way of getting some pretty decent doll art without paying. They get a piece of my art too.
I've had to go back to the familiar, cloth dolls, because having been in the shop, times are still tight for a lot of people. I have to continue to make some inexpensive pieces to sell in order to be able to make the nicer pieces I want to make. People will spend up to about 30 bucks for something that isn't necessary. And that's here in my neck-of-the-woods and my experience. It's all good, as long as it helps to pay the bills. But starting next week, I will be doing my art pieces.
Here's my list for the month. It's long but it's my guide.
- blog at least twice a week
- put more cloth dolls on Etsy
- restock dolls in shops
- work on my kid story edit
- sketch every other day, preferably new dolls
- finish one commission
- start items for Krankie's Holiday Craft Show
- sew my pirate vest
- finish my short stay
- finish my last Hop To It quilt block
- prepare for NANO
- create website