Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Burning the Midnight Oil

The hardest thing for a creative person is managing their mind - the engine behind their creative force. Creative minds think about life and THINGS along a different spectrum than average people do (at least that is how I see it) - simply put we are equipped with a different lens through which we view life. With this creative lens we notice tiny details, we are able to see the components or building blocks of every day objects, our minds often go a million different directions when creation mode....

The creative lens is the muse that leads to the creation of unique and fantastic things - ones that get admired long after the artisan that made them is turned to dust that floats on the wind. There is a deep dark side to the creative lens though - this is the side I have been experiencing lately.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ordering Wholesale... for the First Time! (A Look Back)



I ordered supplies wholesale for the first time nearly 2 years ago and it has been a whirl wind since!

Getting big boxes delivered from the wholesaler and Amazon both on the same day was a lot like Christmas and my Birthday all rolled in to one! It was even better when I opened the boxes...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Crocheting Without a Pattern? Really?

I utilize social media a great deal for crafting in general, but especially for my business "My 3 Pieces" - I am in several groups for various crafts (especially my first love crocheting) and business management. One thing I have come across that confuses me a great deal is working without a pattern - I don't mean free-form crocheting as that is something totally different - people claiming not being able to read patterns or understand them because of the short hand used, yet they are able to create some of the most intricately crocheted items that they have taken my breath away... what's more is they consistently reproduce these works of arts! So how do they do it without a pattern? I am more than skeptical to say the least - I honestly think these people are able not only able to read patterns but comprehend them, just not in the traditional sense.

Monday, May 23, 2016

M3PStudios: Pricing Survey

M3PStudios of www.m3pstudios.com needs your help! From the their desk:

We have heard much about pricing for so long - but as of late it has been a particularly heated discussion we have noticed across our travels of social media platforms, so we thought we would address it in a more formal/concise manner!

How do we address it you're wondering? Well with a survey! We would greatly appreciate your assistance getting these questions answered - there are not too many we promise.

The active survey period will last from May 23, 2016 to April 23, 2016 - it will still be up after that and we will ocassionally check it.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Kicking 4 the Goal(s)!

I want to talk about goals AGAIN...

It's always good to have goals... I think ... right? haha just kidding! OF COURSE it is good to have goals! When it comes to my life have use mini goals that if I hit my mark, collectively lead to a bigger goal being accomplished as a pleasant side effect.

For my small business ventures, I use a combination of "core goals" and sprinkle them with "mini goals" every now and then...

I sat down today to shore up my core goals - my last blog post (Running for The Finish Line, to read click HERE) I touched more on what would be better classified as "mini goals" or at best core goal objectives, today I wanted to make sure my core goals were on point as well.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Running For the Finish Line

Life seems to throw blocks in my way, big heavy gusts of wind that like to knock me on my ass... so much fun right??? NOT!

I am going to put my foot down (but not too heavy because my toe hurts from cracking on the hallway corner just a little big ago) and set some goals for the next 30 days, 3 goals to be exact! The deadline for these "goals" will be May 5, 2016. Here they are:

Monday, April 4, 2016

I Think There For I am (an Artisan)

Sometimes when I am working I think about the saying "I think therefore I am" by Descartes - it seems odd to think about philosophical proof when one is crafting but in my situation (and for others like me) I don't think it is as out of the realm as some may think.

In a nutshell "I think therefore I am" deals with existence and what existence is, owing to the thought that the power of what we are is completely within our own control - if a person thinks they are something then simply put they ARE.

I suppose this is a bit deep to apply to my situation but meh... but stay with me while I digress a little more.