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My First Week As A Full-Time Artist.

Well, here it is Sunday. My first week as a full-time artist is complete. Things I have learned:

1) I am already tired of people (friends!) making comments like, "It's not like you have a job" or "It's not like you have anything to do." Umm, I'm sorry. I have a TON to do. Technically I'm working 12 hour days, but it doesn't feel like work. I'd like to see someone start their own business and claim they have nothing to do.

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.

Top 10: GoalsWantsNeedsDesiresDreams

The short list:
1) Reopen my Etsy shop in November.
2) Figure out a good composition for my neighbor hood map idea.
3) Work out three times this week.
4) Create a design for business cards, labels, and packaging.
5) Make a list of things I am grateful for. Post it on my wall. When I'm feeling fussy, look at the list.
6) Read more books. A lot more.
7) Find a four leaf clover.
8) Make a visual goal poster. Put things on it like a fabulous condo, vacation destinations, and art.
9) Learn to really believe I can do this.
10) Learn how to make patterns in Photoshop.

The long list: