There are so many wonderful things about owning a business. That’s a whole post in itself, for a different time.
But one of the things Bryan and I have talked about – him, very strongly in fact – was that after I sold my company, I would take some time to rekindle my creative juices. Particularly in the areas pottery and photography.
I have been taking pottery classes, at the same studio, since Declan was still in diapers. In fact, he eventually starting coming with me – and all the gals there know him almost as well as they know me.
However, over the past few years, my pottery time has fell off. Been pushed aside. Overpowered by everything else going on.
That is ending very soon!
The owners of my studio and I have made a pact. I come and stick my hands in clay with them during the day, bring my (new! shiny! just ordered last night!) laptop into the studio to work when needed, and I will help them out with graphic design and social media stuff.
As for photography… clearly it was WAY too important to me to abandon entirely. But it has been ignored, that’s for sure. It knocks at my brain during the night when I dream, reminding me how much I have not captured in the past few years. You are duly warned.
In the meantime, I am thrilled to be featured in Beth Fletcher’s Etsy shop (“June Afternoons“).
Buy prints from me and these FANTASTIC photographers:
Madeline Bea Photography (www.madelinebea.com)
Tracey Clark (www.shuttersisters.com)
Kristen Doyle (www.dineandish.net)
Beth Fletcher (www.ishouldbefoldinglaundry.com)
Emily Freeman (www.chattingatthesky.com)
Keli Hoskins (www.kidnappedbysuburbia.com)
Mishelle Lane (www.secretagentmama.com)
Lisa Leonard (www.lisaleonardonline.com)
Casey Mullins (www.mooshinindy.com)
All proceeds from the sales benefit March of Dimes in memory of James and Jake Fletcher. This means a lot to me personally, because Declan was a 32 week preemie who spent 6 long weeks in the NICU himself.
Now. What about you?
What are YOUR favorite things to do creatively?
Whether you have time to do them or not. Heh.