Tuesday, November 8, 2011

how?? why??

How do I get everything done? How do I find time to get back into crafting without giving up something else??
I'd really like to know, because so far, it's not happening for me. In the process of trying to get back into the studio on a regular basis, I have gained 3 more pounds! I haven't worked out in months!!
I want to spend time getting my etsy back on track, but am finding it hard to get into the networking phase. It's time-consuming and not my forte. I finally got my facebook fan page up...and my regular circle of friends 'like' it, but that is all. My twittering seems pointless, as I am hovering around 5 followers (I believe I lost one due to a tweet about not being maternal).
A lot of my frustration, I think, has to do with my lack of physical activity lately. It clears my head and shoots those magical endorphins through my body, and I miss that!
I am so happy to have gotten back into the habit of crafting, though, don't get me wrong. I just wish there was a way to 'have it all'.
So that is my goal: find time for EVERYTHING.
Can I do it? Hard to say, but I won't know until I try, right?
I decided that a good way to avoid that initial 'well, now what do I do' when I sit at my craft table is to do an art mail piece. I have been wanting to get back into that little community (you guys still out there?). Recently I received a piece and thought what a bum I must appear to be, having not sent anything out in a LOOOONNG time. But I think by doing one each time I sit down to work, I kill 2 birds with one stone (art mail, done; inspiration, started) and finding time for everything will definitely call for some multi-tasking!
In the meantime, this is my latest journal:
I think I have finally mastered Coptic binding, and finalized my process for making hard covers.
Also on my list: started adding this new stuff to my shop so people can buy it!!
I've been longing to make some paper, again, too. Just what I need, something else to do! I thought I'd never do it again, but it's calling to me. Oh, paper...why do I love you so??

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there and don't put too much pressure on yourself. You'll find the time!