Hump day and even better, Jim should be coming home tonight. He will get to stay until Sunday afternoon, has to be back to work bright and early Monday morning. So things will be good for a few days, get more things done. We are supposed to get snow tomorrow afternoon, the amounts vary according to who you listen too. Glad Jim will be here to help me shovel.
OK, I give up. I scanned this picture and thought I had rotated it, then when it uploaded it is sideways. I can not seem to remove it, or turn it, so here it is. I mentioned before that I used to do hand painted tee shirts. I was going through some photos and found this one, so thought I would share. I made a series of these, each one different. The people came back to me and had me sign them and number them. One lady even put hers into a shadow box and only wore it on special occasions. People like that made me feel proud of what I was doing. I stopped making them after getting burned out by all the negative comments, why does it take so long, what do you charge so much, etc. It is hard to get across to people that being able to paint does not have an off/on switch. Sometimes I can paint for hours and it all works, other times nothing works. I usually spent two to three days on each shirt, sometimes more. The amount I was charging did not even come close to paying for the amount of time I spent on them. Another thing that would annoy me, people will go to a store and pay 3 times what I was charging for a shirt that there are thousands of, mine were one of a kind. Then they would come to me and complain about the price. I just never have been able to develop that thick skin that lets these type of things slide by. I guess part of this post is about my being proud of what I do. The other part is to say, please appreciate the time and effort that people put into things. If you go to a craft or art show, be kind in your comments. Maybe you could do the same things they are offering for sale, but would you?? These people have taken the time and money and created something, hoping it would catch your eye and that they could make a profit. As in every aspect of our lives, there are those who do wonderfully and others who struggle, things come easily to some and not to others. We all have talents and skills, so maybe you are better at some things then I am, but maybe I am better at other things.
Just appreciate what some do well, and help them if you can with what they struggle with. In that process I believe we can all learn.
Ok, Mama is done now. Enjoy your day, thank you for stopping by.