I'm tired. It's been a week or so since I've blogged. A lot has gone on in that time. I started a new job, and I am... still trying to cope with that. My creativity has suffered, as I was pretty sure that it would. It's always seemed that working a J-O-B really puts a damper on the creative juices for me. I was on a roll, creating new work and getting items posted all over the internet. I was going full speed ahead with getting serious about getting the Studio off the ground as a real business attempt. Since I started working, I haven't accomplished much of anything else and that's depressing.
I've also had quite a bit of difficulty with my schoolwork over the past week and that's been a downer.
Yeah, things are kinda rough right now. It's just been bad timing I guess for a job to start, school to suck, and all the momentum I had to come to a grinding halt at the same time.
On an up note, before I did start the job, I was in a flurry of creativity. I created several new bookmarks and I'm very, very happy with how they turned out. I've been questioning the intelligence of continuing to create paper goods. Quite frankly, I haven't sold any of them since I started getting into making them a couple of years ago. This is the first time I've really advertised them, so things will pick up eventually. I sure do like making my cards and bookmarks, but if they don't start selling I guess maybe I should hold off on making any more. My necklaces, dreamcatchers, and horses have sold well over the years, but not the paper goods - I'm not sure why. I've read how people sometimes question if they should make what they want or make what sells. For me, my cards and bookmarks are the things that I classify as wanting to make - even though they aren't selling.
Tomorrow is Monday and many people don't like that day. I guess I'm strange because I generally like Mondays. For me it's a fresh start to a new week. I really hope next week will be better, because this one was pretty crummy.