Messy Creativity

Confession: I am an art supply hoarder. In fact, I have a whole small studio full of stuff with a little work space. I keep thinking that I need to figure out what I really love creating and focus on that. Then I could perfect my craft and get rid of the excess supplies. The problem is letting go of my supplies terrifies me. What if I need something someday and have to go repurchase it?  

My small business is not making enough income to support my art supply obsession.  Today I am pledging to no longer buy items unless it is something I absolutely need to finish a project. No more filling my cart just because items are on sale or clearance or because I found something adorable that I might use in the future. If I don’t use something I have stored in my studio in the next three months, it’s going to be donated or sold.  

I am going to mark my items with a removable flag, and when and if I use it, I will remove the flag and find a place to store it that is accessible and organized. Remaining items still flagged will be boxed up and removed to make more space by June 1st.

Traveler’s Journal

I recently discovered the traveler’s journal or Midori style planner. Forgive me to those who are keen to the terminology, I am new to all the jargon. But oh my, what amazing goodness is out there on the interwebs! I ordered myself two journals yesterday made by LeatherPlannersPlus and GoodLeatherNWood on Etsy. I am anxiously awaiting their arrival and planning out what I will fill them with. Being an artsy/crafty person, I made some charms to personalize the cover, and posted them for sale in my etsy shop to see of there might be interest in others adorning their precious planners with my creations. Please give me some feedback. I have a stash of more jewelry making supplies so check back later for more listings.

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This is Peace

From now on, I am going to grab the good times with both arms. I am going to walk outside and feel the sun on my face and learn to laugh, really laugh again.

Most of all, I’m going to take the love that comes my way and hold on to it for dear life. Sometimes we don’t need new scenery, just new eyes.
-Dawn Miller