Monday, August 31, 2009

My Birthday

Isn't this the cutest cake? Saturday while Mike was at an auction, the kids made me stay in my studio while they baked me a cake. I love the way they decorated it with Playmobil guinea pigs eating out the words "Happy Birthday Mom". I was yummy too!
So yesterday was a good day. It had to be the coldest birthday I've had...only about 65 degrees. But it was a beautiful day to be out. At Henry Vilas Zoo my favs are the capybaras and the prairie dogs. so cute!

Then we had lunch and did some shopping. I found a novel I've been wanting. Unfortunately I couldn't wait and I stayed up most of the night reading the book! So I'm moving a bit slow today *Yawn*

Gotta get moving. Today is the last day of summer vacation for Emma and Ethan. School starts tomorrow and we still need to get a few things.
remember ......

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday -Bleach Stencil Tee

Check out the tutorial I wrote on the WIST blog

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday on WIST

I have a cute little tutorial on the Wisconsin Street Team blog. Please check it out here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Being business minded

I am not a very business minded person. I have fun brainstorming packaging and display ideas but the nuts and bolts of business, no way! Sometimes I wonder if I should have gone to collage for business and marketing. I figure either way I would be when I am now, making art. Maybe I'd know better how to make a good living at it. I do think about what my other options are. Do I want to sell at art fairs forever? Do I want to teach more classes (I taught one so far)? Do I want to go more into designing for others? Should I follow through and illustrate the children's books I've already written? So many question marks!

I found this class while surfing the web. It is taught by Laura Bray of Katydid Designs:

Multiple Streams of Income:
An Online Course
Begins September 7, 2009

Attention Artists and Crafters!

Are you struggling to make a living doing what you love?
Do you feel like you are working all the time and getting nowhere?
Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about all the ways artists and crafters can make money?
Are you always jumping from one idea to the next without following through on anything?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this online course is designed for you!

Sounds like what I need! Maybe more information would help me figure out a direction? You'd think at my age I'd have a direction for goodness sake!
I you are also interested in learning to expand your art and craft options go here and get the class details.