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June 14, 2017

I told myself I had to write a blog post, high priority, before I could proceed with a new, different list of priorities. To help me work through big projects like updating Etsy shops that are long overdue for some love or a website that needs to reflect the work I do now, I use a white binder, my Project Notebook.

A page is dedicated to each project with lists of tasks that make up the whole, overall goal of making the shop, website, Patreon, reflect my vision for each of them. And also a few other l...

January 12, 2017

It's been kind of a screwy week since my previous post. Struggling to sort out my projects and dealing with the lack of focus and funk. Yesterday I broke through, though.

I went out for a tasty lunch at Bellhop downtown because I needed to not be in the house any more. And I didn't like people very much. Sometimes that happens.

My French dip sandwich and salad were delicious, filling but also a bit of greenery for a balanced meal. Because: holidays.

After eating, some mental struggle and the s...

January 6, 2017

Here I am after the holidays, recovering mentally and eager to start my own projects again. The other day I was even struck with the urge to write a blog post after months of not. We've had snow days so no school and delayed starts, a longer break due to weather and snow. With the craft show preparations, I didn't have the chance or time to start working on new things or fix up other things that need changing. Life has been weird and enlightening and I'm doing better now that I know and understand so...

April 19, 2016

 

Here's a blabby video about my latest thingies. I don't know how this will look here on the blog, so if the picture quality is kinda bad, you can watch it on YouTube here.

A few other things to show:

 

I colored in a coloring book! With crayons! Seeeee? From Just Add Color: Circus, artwork by Sarah Walsh.

 

 

My arting work space.

 

Completed Angel of Truth, angel #5 from the Spirit Wings painting course.

 

And one of the sleeves from the beaded shrug I knitted for my sister-in-law. And it even fits her! I'll...

March 11, 2016

Lots of stupid depression biting me in the brain this week. Worn out from the constant intense dreams all night, every night and have just now learned that they're anxiety dreams, annoying things that have kept up off and on, mostly on, since coming off and while being on the SSRI. I'll figure out what to do or let them run their course. I don't know.

 

But to combat the brain demons I chased myself out of the house for a tasty chai downtown at Tried & True Coffee. An attempt to conquer, or at lea...

March 3, 2016

The constant of politics is making me crazy. Even the Instagram has politics seeping in which is usually a happy place for me. Barf. I have my opinions but am registered as non-partisan or no party affiliation or something so all this stuff doesn't have anything to do with me right now. (I will vote when the time comes in November, though. Don't start lecturing me!) And I hate politics SO. MUCH. I get this tight, anxiety clenching in my gut whenever it comes up which is quite often these days. Ugh. A...

February 12, 2016

Wow, I didn't realize it's been more than a month since my last blog post. My year review video has been the only thing I've done on here this year. It's time to change that.

 

Recently I declared my latest Spirit Wings angel complete, and I am ready to move on to the next one. Here she is, my Angel of Sacred Ordinariness:

We tried out Faber-Castell Gelatos as a wet medium, using them like watercolors. While I liked using them wet, sort of, the wooden panel was kind of annoying to work with. The initial...

December 15, 2015

I had intended on talking about the breakdown of each day of my craft show last weekend but, honestly, I'm ready to move forward. Talk about new things. So, I'll give an overview and then talk about more recent craft activities.

 

The craft show went as it usually does for me. I don't make tons of money, never have more than a few customers, but always sell enough to cover the booth fee and some extra. I haven't sat down and figured out how much yet. I've been very distracted by life and needing distan...

October 9, 2015

What do I want to talk about? I'm having kind of a hard week. Nothing really bad has happened. This is what happens right after I've had a good, extremely productive period. (And I am fighting off germies because everyone everywhere is sick.) This is the fallout and it's annoying but just how things work in my world these days. I don't really want to go into detail about mental health issues, though, because it will drag me down more than is necessary. No need to worry, though. Most likely I'll feel...

October 4, 2015

It may appear, based on the lack of recent blog posts and projects updates that I have been slacking. But this is not true! I have been a busy monkey setting up lots of new things, updating unloved Etsy shops, and even knitting. Since my last post here I have set up a Facebook page for Craft Adventures Studio, a Twitter account (@AnchovyKnits), and an Instagram feed (@CraftAdventuresStudio). Anchovy Knits has seen a pile of new things added and has another pile of new things waiting to be blocked and...

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