Lola the Unicorn

And that’s Lola all done. First time working with so many materials but excited about all of the things I can do with these skills! Working on two more dolls as I type, slightly less (okay, a lot less) clay this time – but some other methods for eyes being used.

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Project finished… maybe?

I am very finicky when it comes to creating things. If they aren’t 100% how I wanted them I get frustrated. This project comes close but as I look at her I think I may need to redo the eyes. We will see what I think tomorrow. For now, I’m going to bed!

Netflix and Black Holes Theory

I feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to accomplish what I would like to and also get to relax.  I’m beginning to realize that a lot of this time-thieving comes from binge-watching Netflix.   It’s a habit that will have to change so that I can spend those precious hours creating.

NOT to say that if something I really want to watch comes on, I won’t watch it – just that I will have to start doing this on my iPad instead, so I can also make things.  I’ve a few things in mind I want to start on ASAP including finishing the unicorn doll I started a while ago, and several sculpture projects – as well as some hair accessories and other little goodies.

For now, off to work I go, undercaffeinated as hell.

 

Light at the End

Been going to the gym daily this week, went three days last week, and I’m down 10 lbs (huzzah!)

I’ve no illusions of being lean and athletic, but I definitely want to get in a lot better shape and feel better (this part is already happening). I’d be happy with having a lot more clothing options to be honest.

It’s improved my overall mood and made me feel like there is a reason I get up so early. In fact, this morning I only hit snooze once!

No Zombies Here.

My body has not been terribly cooperative the last while about switching to days.  I have to force myself to bed, and then I just lay there flipping from side to side until the sandman finally pays me a visit.  After two days off, you would think it would be worse than it was during the week.  Apparently, something saw fit to conk me out with a figurative mallet and I was able to be sound asleep before 10:30 (I was falling asleep on the couch at 9:00 pm).

I woke up this morning feeling rested and mentally alert for the first time in a long time. It’s a nice feeling, especially since I’m about to go to the gym and do a full workout.  I didn’t even balk at getting out of bed, and that’s usually a thing.  I have to say that going to the gym is probably contributing to the forced change in schedule, after all, what better way to get yourself to settle down early than to start the day with a workout?

The gym, I go to for multiple purposes.  I want to lose weight, for one.  I also want to be just generally healthier, take up some active hobbies maybe.  I’ve been exploring poi for some time now, and would like to eventually learn fire poi.  Mostly, I just want to feel good in my clothes.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say I have, and I know it’s up to me to work at that.

It’s nice starting the day awake, though!

 

Three, Two, One, and… Go

Today I finally get my studio space set up the way I want to.  We have had the space to do this for some time, but we have not had the time for me to go up and organize my piles of art supplies I have now filled a dresser with.

This means I will now have a stationary place to go and create, and that I can walk away and not leave a giant mess in my living space (this keeps me from doing a lot of things, honestly).  I can set up my iPad and watch….okay, listen to Netflix while I sculpt, draw and paint.  It means I can finally start building up stock (I even have a baker’s shelf for that!) and have some things to sell on my store.

Most importantly, it means I can start making the ideas I have instead of thinking about how awesome they would be.  I can start making custom clothing for myself again as well, as this is my sewing space too.  This is a good weekend.

Store Planning

Over the next while I will be building up stock and while I’m doing this I am also going to design my store website.  I’m trying to decide if I am going to start my store here (since I’m already here), or go to another site for that.

I don’t want to do the Etsy thing, their fees add up fast and I feel like that’s going to make my products more expensive than I want them to be.  I looked into Shopify, it seemed to be a little pricier than what it seemed to be here.

I guess the question is, how much traffic do stores on WordPress get?  I’m curious, if anyone would like to offer a perspective.