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The Last Hurrahs

Oh boy... we are really down to the wire now. This week is my last week of work. Kind of nice that today was a holiday; now there are only four days left. In four days, my only commitment will be to creating. As those days creep closer and closer, my fears of running out of money and not being able to make enough money are annoyingly growing stronger by the day.

Balancing Work, Art, and Chaos.

Crazy crazy crazy times as of lately. Sometimes I sit at my desk at work just thinking, "I cannot for the life of me believe I am quitting." It is such an exciting feeling, but again, that excitement is often overshadowed by my overwhelming fear of running out of money. And not making money. And not having money. This has been a true test of how positive a person can stay about a completely unknown future, and how much faith someone can have in what they are doing. So far, mine is strong.

Inspiration Wednesday!

I have discovered a boatload of amazing artists on Society6. Sometimes once you start clicking on that website, suddenly an hour has passed. Here are some recent finds (link to artist's Society6 page underneath):
 

Life as of Lately

Oooooooh my. Where do I even start. How about here: I quit my job on Monday. Yeah. Impulsive/crazy/rash/brazen/sudden? Sure. Quite possibly the best decision I've ever made in my life? Let's hope :) My last day is September 7. The way I see it, that is when my life really starts.

Opened An Etsy Shop - Finally!

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wanderlust definition print

 

mixed media collage art jenndalyn

 

bohemian definition wall art

 

pink bathroom wall art

 

Do It Anyway.

do it anyway
There are about a million things running through my mind right now. Sometimes I get worried about writing things that will offend people in the future and burn down bridges in one fell swoop. Right now, I don't care. Truth be told, I am 100% miserable in my work situation. In fact, I have never disliked a job so much in my life, and that includes the brief stint of cleaning houses I did in college.

You Cannot Take Anything Too Seriously.

This is maybe one of the most important things I have ever learned (the hard way haha). People get so wrapped up in expectations and they plan things out in their mind exactly the way they want them to go. Then when they don't go that way, it's like an emotional trainwreck. For the past few years, I have learned to let things flow. Of course you cannot help but imagine things going a certain way. Then if they take a different course, just know it is for a reason. Always take time to laugh, breathe, and experiment.

Finally Getting Things Done!

After feeling like I wasted last weekend and kind of beating myself up for it, I have been hard at work all day, just getting things done. I have three Etsy shops in the works and have reopened the first one... which is my kinda just-for-fun shop, so I can ease back into things. It's called PetalNets and consists of dream catcher with flower fairies attached to them. I made a whole bunch of these on a whim last year, put them into a shop and actually sold a couple, but then the shop fell to the wayside when I had a months-long period of total loss of creative drive.

Weekends: A Conundrum.

apples on apple tree

 

yellow flowers field garden