What’s your Creative Process?

Do you jump right into your new creations?  Or do you savor the moment when you begin?  Or maybe you avoid starting a new project, studiously working on any number of legitimate busywork to put it off.  Everyone has a different process.  Do your ideas come fully formed?  Sometimes mine do, but mostly with my custom orders it is a building process.  I often put off … Continue reading What’s your Creative Process?

Don’t shirk your business, but fit in PLAY time!

Over the last few months, my business has been very busy.  So busy that I have had little time for play. I have recently come to realize that when this happens, I must get back to basics. I must continue to CREATE.  I mean make new things, work on new projects. As I fill orders and focus (like I believe someone who owns a business … Continue reading Don’t shirk your business, but fit in PLAY time!

“I can make that!” Thoughts when the public says this about your product!

Crafters and artisans hear this all the time.  You’re at a craft fair and you overhear someone looking at your beautiful product saying, “I can make that!” Sure you can!  But will you?? Will you take the time to find 300 buttons in the size and color that you need to re-create one of my beautiful bouquets?  And put in the hours spent creating it? … Continue reading “I can make that!” Thoughts when the public says this about your product!

My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Quick!  What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business? Having a home-based business can be overwhelming.  We are everything – artist, admin, marketing.  And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer?  Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day: I ask myself, every morning, “What do … Continue reading My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?

I am an artist.  I dance, I sing.  I create.  My brain easily goes to this functions.  I look at the world through  artist’s eyes.  How is that made?  Can I recreate it?  What can I make with these colors, this fabric, this theme?  How can I decorate this room?   Doesn’t this fabric drape nicely over this window?  Look at the petals on this flower, … Continue reading Art Brain. Math Brain. Can’t I have both?