How many times do you hear that? I hear it a lot! I also say it a LOT! But this time it’s true. I’ve been on the fence regarding several things for too long. One is my SCBWI membership. Don’t get me wrong, tremendous organization, and if you can attend any of their (many) events, either locally or nationally, then by all means, join, or renew. I would never talk someone out of that. It’s benefitted me that’s for sure. But right now, I’m not sure that I want to go into the ‘book’ direction. That’s what SCBWI is, for writers and illustrators of children’s books, not all facets of art over all industries. However, I do make art for different applications, and wondering if maybe the money would be better spent on an art organization. I’m still pondering that…
What IS just about done is my website. If you visit here, there you’ll be. No more place holder! This is what my page will look like. Images will scroll left and right, and links at the top and bottom will be fully functional. At the moment, the site isn’t fully functional, only the bottom links will transport you, and that’s okay with me right now! It’s taken me years to get to this point…This should be ready to go by mid to late February. I’ll be adding things to it even when it’s fully functioning, but to have a shoppe, yes, I’m pretty geeked about that!
That’s it! That’s my big news…Not much else really going on today, oh, except I’m working on some springtime groups : )
If you’re not a mom, you’d be bored by this bit, but if you are a mom, a newer mom, then read this bit too: Don’t procrastinate.
What I mean by that is, don’t procrastinate! If you get the urge to say “I’ll do that later” when it comes to fixit jobs around the house, cute little things to make, a garden in the spring, whatever…just do it already! The time you have right this moment is the most you’ll ever have until the kids are about 11 or 12, when they get amnesia regarding who their parents are. I’m kidding of course, because they’ll remember you have the cash and the car. Until that time, you’ll be doing a bunch of stuff with and for them, and love all of it (well, most of it). Your stuff will wait, and wait…and did I mention wait? Between your paying gigs and their social gigs, school functions, conferences, gymnastics, ballet, swimming, parties (friends, and theirs, and omg have you ever planned a child’s party?), holidays, sickness, homework help, sleepovers, yadda yadda… You don’t have to believe me, and if you have family near you to help, it won’t be as much of a struggle. I’m coming out on the other side of it right now, and catching up, years later!! You don’t have to believe me. But I’m just sayin’, as I’m designing Mom’s day cards…Don’t forget you, Mom… : )
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