Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the New Year... What's YOUR Resolution?

Every year it's the same thing, lose weight, get fitter, cut carbs. As much as I should do it, I don't wanna fail again. So this year its a little different. This wasn't planning on being a resolution. Actually, I hadn't even thought about a resolution until this moment. I wanted to write about my plan. And then got to thinking what today is. Now it's a deal. I'm making a deal with myself to get out to the torch 2 days a week. I work 3 days a week, 12 hour days. If I get out there 2 days a week, I'll still have 2 days off. I also figured out that if I make 25 beads a day, that will be 200 beads a month. Can you say, wow? I can't even fathum that. Mainly because when I think about it, I get overwhelmed. But not this time. Its not a short term goal like the usual, it's a long term goal. I'd like to do my first real show in September. And then do one each month through the holidays. I'm also going to be working on some web design classes to get that up and running as well. So.......


I'd like to see the different variations of beads I come up with. Hopefully, few mindblocks.

So..... what's your resolution?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How do people get the time?

I've been dieing to get to the torch lately but life just hasn't let me. Hence the lack of posts. I view my favorite blogs of bead and jewelry designers and I see post after post of beautiful work. I wonder how many of them have little kiddos or work full time or are full time designers. And if they are full time designers, how do they get started to be able to do it full time with lack of funds to begin with. I work full time, which is really 3 days a week, 12 hour days. I have 4 days off unless I put in overtime, then its 3 days off. Of course, I can't torch during the day because I have my 2 year old and even if hubby is home, I want to spend time with them. When he naps, I want to nap. I occasionally get out there at nap time but usually it takes awhile to get my mojo going and by then time its going, he's awake. It's either that or I'm just not feeling it and I stop after 2 beads. He doesn't fall asleep until late, about 10pm and then its mostly too late to get get started on anything. When I think about well, I can make jewelry inside, he would be so in the midst of it all, getting into it all and then the disappearing tools, oh my! Yea, that won't work. So how do you get the time? I really want to, but there's always a "but". Any suggestions?