Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Still Here

In talking to several people I find I have company with other missing in action bloggers! I promised myself I would get back to it for New Years, hummm that didn't work. So today plopped myself down and here I am. I have been mulling over which way to go with this, I was boring myself . So I think what I am going to do is put in some of the home type things and maybe make a section that is hints. Ways to fix things, reuse things or do things differently. I read constantly and find tidbits here and there so think I will share and see how it goes. I have also thought about having an anonymous blog where I could rant and rage and no one would know it was me,lol.

As I go through the day my mind is constantly churning away with an overload of thoughts. A mix of good, bad and ugly, I have ideas for improving things, making things and complaining. Currently, I am not in the best place, a birthday reminded me that time is flying by and we are not in a good place financially. I seem to be the only one who has any sense of urgency while the other half of the team seems to be content to coast along. All this brought
about a new determination to not wait for help but to surge ahead with my ideas and plans. I have found a handyman to help me build the Adirondack chairs I had tried before and also the yard art I wanted to do. I have lined up people to help me get my shop into shape so I will have space to do my pet treats and teach cake decorating and eventually do catering. I avoided this in the past not wanting to hurt others feeling by going outside the house for help. Now have decided if I don't take the bit in my teeth and go forward it may never happen. There are those that sit and those that do and I have always been a doing.

Anyone reading this who may have some ideas for online marketing, I welcome your input. Due to our location I believe online sales will be the way to go. I am going to try and be better about keeping up with this as I enjoy visiting with everyone.

I have been doing a few things, here is a painting I did last week. I am also learning china painting, when I get something done I will post it. I love the oils as you have instant gratification, the china painting is a long process layer after layer of painting.


PEA said...

Hi Barb, so good to see you posting again:-) You're right, a lot of bloggers have gone MIA, especially since Facebook came out. I try to do both but it sure takes up a lot of time! lol

Good for you for taking the initiative on helping to make money to help with the finances. I don't think too many of us are in a good financial situation and it truly is scary.

Your painting is absolutely amazing! I always admire people who know how to paint/draw. I have a hard enough time drawing a stick figure!! lol

Take good care and good luck with your endeavors. xoxo

violetlady said...

I am glad to see you back. I haven't gotten to that point yet, but maybe soon. I have too much time on my hands. I have always loved your artwork. Actually, I have purchased a few small pieces of art that were on ebay. There has been an artist who sells a lot of his work - seems to go quickly at $100 or so. However, I haven't seen him lately. You definitely have the talent to do the same thing.