It is cold and rainy here. This weekend it really started to feel like winter.
These photos were super fun and made me enjoy the cold and snow. I think I am finally finding some of the balance I have been craving. Being present with what is in the moment. Enjoying my son when he is awake. Being with him and my husband and backing off from work a bit.
I caught up on much needed sleep-taking naps next to my little 2 1/2 year olds warm body. Finding solice in the gentle pattern of his breathing and the peaceful look on his face when he sleeps.
Being someone who can be so driven-to extreme-I have struggled with pulling back from work. Feeling ok if I have less orders and not responding to it with driven work. This space has allowed me to see the need to do things in chunks-make a bunch of jewelry-then list it at the same time. Edit a multitude of photos and load them on etsy at the same time. Instead of thinking of an idea-carrying that one idea from start to finish while the rest of it piles up. It is still a challenge I am sure I have more to work on but it feels like some insight is starting to emerge. Listing often on etsy is important if you want your products to come up in the first few pages of a search. But that doesn't mean you have to list them individually. I can upload a bunch and then just refresh the expiration/relist when I want. This will save a lot of time.
It is so easy for me to become blinded to anything but my need to satisfy this hungry desire to be seen and heard through my art.
This weekend my husband expressed his stress related to the bits and pieces of my work being scattered all over the house. My obvious neglect in clearing and organizing our home. This is understandable now that the cold has set in and we are spending more time in doors-with no escape from the products of my clarity or lack there of. So we cleared and organized. We made a gingerbread house and put up our tree. Last night the house was warm and full of the comforting aroma of roasted chicken.
I almost feel like I have re entered a world I no longer am familiar with navigating. The ebb and flow of a family weekend. I have spent so many of the recent ones holed up in my studio working feverishly and inefficiently.
I got out of the house yesterday for a much needed walk and photo date with myself. I have listed these new photos on my photo etsy and some jewelry that has been waiting to be listed on my jewelry etsy.
Some more rings that were awaiting relisting. I also got another blue big strong girl done and listed.
These light weight plastic pendants are my favorites lately. The earrings are especially fun.
I have seen a lot fo gold in the trashy magazines I treat myself to sometimes. I like the way they look-especially hanging long.
This bw chunky necklace has been waiting to be listed for quite a while now.