Sunday, April 1, 2007

i don't need anymore fun at work....


when i got to the computer this morning....on my internet page is a 'positive thought', i generally don't read these, i'm pretty darn positive all the time....but it caught my eye...it was about having fun at work....i just had to read on!

but i have to tell you that if i had anymore fun, good times or giggles at work, i would certainly just have to close down....i need the opposite in thinking....i had a comment the other day asking what a day is for me....i hate to admit it, it's rather embarrassing....but i'm spoiled rotten.

my hours vary....lately they have really been upside down....and i think that has a lot to do with spring fever, especially in the mountains. beautiful spring days where you want to lounge like a cat, but then i've already heard later this week it will snow....so one is very much inclined to go with the flow and lounge like a cat....so i've had to pick up any slack nights and weekends....

my studio is so alive with ideas and colors....it just brings a happy feeling when you are there...the biggest problem in a day, is should i listen to a book on tape, music or listen to something riveting on tv. i'm seriously thinking of trying to learn a foreign language while working....(seems like i should be doing something a little more serious)

i started this business with $25.00....yes, that's the truth...no business plan, no plan at all....just enough $ to buy a little wood, a little paint and some film to send pictures out to stores to see if they liked them....i found out later, that was i guess, considered to be my marketing plan. nothing big, nothing official, just a desire to make it happen...

my dad taught me to swim when i was young, i still remember being that little girl at the neighborhood pool, hold your nose, close your eyes and jump in...i've continued with that advice through my life... jumping in blindly... and it just works...

i have a couple of exciting things to share that are going on with other artists....american folk art.com just upped their site today, it is a sister to traditional folk art...check out the new artists and their works, it's fun to browse and of course, if you just have to, buy! also, jennifer murphy, of earth angels, will be a guest on the martha stewart show tomorrow! how cool is that? wow! i'd love to meet martha...the times and channels will be listed on the earth angels site....on her blog....so check there for the info....

both american folk art's new site and earth angels are listed to the left!

have a great april 1st..... diane


1 comment:

Jen O'Connor said...

Diane
I love the way you write and blog - lots of fun nuggets of info --
and I adore how you started your business - I love that you have your heart in all that you do, and it is a well deserved success that follows you!
xxoo