Do you ever have those times when you feel like you're treading water and if you stop for a second you'll sink, never to rise again?
I'm struggling through one of those periods right now, just a bit world weary and in need of some really positive thing to happen. They say if you put out your desires into the world, the world comes through. So, I'd really like to win the "Your Designs Rock" contest by Rings & Things. I'm visualizing nice fat checks with the right percentage split from the galleries and lots of sales at my online stores.
No, it's not all about money, it's about being able to take the pressure off for a couple of days and take some time to get centered and it's hard to do that with a pile of bills in front of you.
I guess you'd say a lot of the pressure is self-inflicted, well, muse-inflicted. My muse is relentless, she fills my head with so many designs I don't know where to start sometimes and time gets eaten up just deciding which direction I want to go in. There is also the pressure of summer....classes thin out as people go on vacation and that revenue has to be replaced somehow.
Getting the Travelling Beads yesterday did make me feel good about my polymer beads, I don't get to see what others are creating, not in the flesh anyway, so I've never really had much to compare to. In fact the only other PC beads I've actually had in my hands were Klews....and that's a hard example to measure up to. Maybe I need to take some time out and make some beads today, get a good inventory together and then do a bead sale.