Art · Business & Marketing

I fixed a problem and created a new one.

This is very teas-ish of me but I don’t have pictures of the problem I created because I was almost too exhausted to stand by the time we were at a stopping point. But that’s the middle of the story …

So I fixed the problem of the hinge. I love stab-bound books, I love the way they look, but I HATED the way the cover would curl back once you used it if you used paper, and the first hardcover version had what I call a “hinge problem”-the stress on the paper when you bent the cover back was fairly extreme, and I was worried that eventually it would tear. So I sat on the problem for a bit and thought “Duh! Leather!” And so I constructed this beautiful baby.

Tada! Hinge problem solved, I’ve got more styles on the docket, yay for Becca!

And then, as I do, I talked to Kerry about my plans and vision for Wordsremember and lamented my lack of space. At the same time I proposed a few changes that could be made, if he wanted, to his “man cave” area that is not mine to touch or do anything with. This weekend he decided to act on my words and we rearranged half the house.

I now have a huuuuuuuuuuuge room that is mine to do with as I please. And that’s the part I don’t have pictures of. Yet. Mebbe Wednesday.

I’m happy about this space, but I’m also terrified: what if my business flops? What will I DOOOOOOOOO? What did I get myself into? Do I actually have the skill to put all my plans into motion? Self-doubt self-doubt yadda yadda yadda. You artistic/creative types know the drill. In true common-sense fashion Kerry said “we could just make it our craft room if we have to” and that was that, my freak-out was over, now to organize and implement all the shenanigans I have in my head. It is also time to start keeping a business planner …. I waste a lot of time because I don’t -have- to keep to a schedule, I’m technically only supposed to be doing this part-time since I still have a toddler with me. But to launch my own website (again, I’ve actually tried it twice, third time is the charm!), apply to wholesale, design new lines … I need to manage my time better.

And that is my Monday: cleaning, organizing, planning. What are you up to today? Remember to always Art On:)

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