Thursday, October 4, 2012

I'm Late, I'm late!

I know, I know. I'm late with a post. I was really trying keep up with my posts. My finger is much better but still aches late in the day/early evening. My kitchen sink had a leak, again. The faucet was finally replaced. Yay! I'm still hoping October will be good to me. It's only four days in but two of those days haven't been the greatest. I could use a break from all of these life tests.

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
I will copy and repost this at the end of the month to see what I got done. Yes, I'm a bit touched but that's okay. I like me.


Kim said...

It's sooo cold here this morning- want me to push it down your way? Good list- I really should make a list too- I'm sure it helps with staying focused. I can't wait to see what October brings you Wendy- I hope you got all the crap stuff over with at the beginning here :)

Wendy Luane Barber said...

It's really weird because looking at my list, I'm finishing things that aren't on it. I guess it's still good though. To finish things.

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