Feeling the Rush!

What a busy time of year, launching a new line of items for fall and winter, Christmas just around the corner and needing to get out all of the new items in time for the shoppers. Many shoppers have already begun their search for the perfect Christmas gifts. And on top of all of that getting ready for my little bundle of joy to arrive and making sure I’m ready for him any day now! Feel exhausted just thinking about it. But with that said I’m loving every minute of it.

I’m one of those people who loves to be busy, loves constantly working, but it never really feels like work because it’s what I enjoy. Trying to stay focused and on track with one task at a time, now that’s where I begin to fall apart. Wanting to do it all at once and pulling myself so thin is something that irritates my boyfriend day in and day out but he knows that I can be very stubborn at times especially when it comes to my work so he just lets me go until I crash J

Does anyone else feel this way? Are you all feeling the rush of the holidays quickly approaching? Feeling this drive and the endorphins kicking into gear?

I’m enjoying the ride while it’s here!

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Time to Give Back!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and for as long as I can remember I’ve been painting. I had all of those little watercolor sets when I was little and then started taking oil painting when I was 9 and fell in love. I’m only truly happy and free when there is a brush in my hand. I may enjoy many facets of the art world but I think painting is my true love. When I was little I remember my mom taping paper to the walls for me to paint and draw on throughout the day. She didn’t want to stunt my creativity but at the same time didn’t want me drawing all over the house! I think that’s when my love of murals truly started. I love working large and working on walls is definitely a passion of mine.

With all of that said I’ve decided to start a mural business on the side of my many other projects!

I love to be busy and I love art and would love to share the talent with everyone. I’ve been painting murals for my son for years and now with another one on the way I find myself spending any spare time in the two bedrooms repainting them. My 8 yr old is getting a Lego Ninjago theme and the nursery is getting a dragon’s castle. I’m having so much fun!

With my new side leg of business I’ve decided that I also want to give back to the community and have a love of animals, I’m allergic to pet dander but have 2 cats and a dog and love them with all of my heart. The two cats were strays that we took in and the dog was a rescue from a foster company, they saved his mother and she ended up having 10 puppies while in their care. To show my appreciation for everything that they do I want to give back 10% of my earnings from murals to this organization Paws and Prayers (http://www.pawsandprayers.org/) I may not be able to take anymore pets into my house for the time being but still want to take care of these animals and make sure they find great new homes and hope my donations will truly help them.

What ventures are you working on right now and in what ways are you giving back to the community? I’m always looking for great stories to share and great new ideas that I may be a part of as well. Thanks for sharing!

Stats Insanity!

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With fall quickly approaching I’ve started my fall line of knitted and crocheted items. Its so much fun to start some new designs and try a few new ideas out. It’s so motivating when a new design comes out as you envisioned on the first try!

I’ve started posting some of my new items to my Etsy story over the past 2 weeks time and have noticed a record number of views in my shop. This has definitely been making my month, so giddy with joy! However, today I’ve had one shop view all day. I’ve been racking my brain to figure out what’s going on and why only one view. I mean it could be worse, I could have had zero views but still frustrating to say the least.

Has anyone else had this experience???

Thinking I may go home tonight and try to get another new item posted in hopes of stirring up some more views and hopefully buyers but I just don’t understand what happened. Last Thursday was the best day (as far as stats go) I’ve had in a long time and now this Thursday went down the drain.

I won’t let it bring me down though, keep smiling, anything that’s worth it will be hard work. Continuing with my strong ambition tonight!