I work full-time as an Educational Assistant. I also have two home-based businesses. You can read more about that here. I’ve also written a book called ,”Not My Story To Tell” about my daughter’s life. You can read about that here. I’d like to get my book edited and published. That’s my goal. I’m building my platform and hope to get the ball rolling soon. I also write a daily blog. As you can imagine, all of this keeps me pretty busy.
In order to shift my focus, I’ve decided to give up my Wedding Invitation business. I really enjoyed making hand-stamped wedding invitations for couples. As anyone in business knows, it’s the promoting and advertising that takes up the majority of the time. It’s not the actual craft. In an ideal world I’d be wealthy enough to hire someone to do all that and I could just make the product. It’s just not realistic.
Now I have to clean my studio. I work in the basement and I have to admit it’s messy. Most artists will tell you that when you create, your focus is the art. Cleaning up takes the focus away so it rarely gets done. Think of any artist studio. Paints, canvasses, brushes all scattered around. Paint splattered on floors and walls. Artists need to be free to express themselves and hours go by in bliss. Cleaning up would just ruin that.
Today is the day I’ve been dreading. Not only is it an end to my business that I loved, I have to face re-organizing stamps, ink, stickers, card stock, ribbon, punches, glitter, and many other tools of the trade. Where to start?
Is there a room in your house you have been avoiding because it’s messy?