In a blog post by Handmade Success (a good handmade business blog), Kerry mentioned ways to de-stress. One of them included some easy bedtime yoga that you can do right on your bed to help you get to sleep. I’m definitely going to try it. I’ve heard that a good stretch can be equivalent to hours of sleep. I should be doing a lot more stretching.
A lot of my cards have a no-stress theme. I’d like to build on this. I don’t have any yoga cards [yet] but above is one of my stressed out bears – Unplug. He’s tangled up in all of his gadgets and wondering how he got this far. Trying to relax is one of my constant struggles, especially living in a fast-pace city where everyone seems to be rushing. Maybe I’ll make Fridays the days where I post about ways to de-stress.
I’ve been thinking about how to really focus this blog and I go back and forth between making it a graphic design lifestyle blog (which is what it has been so far), a strictly cards and illustration site, or to do something ambitious to really get some designs out of me and get a good following of people. This would be something like 365 flower designs, or a card-a-day type of thing. It would be a lot of work, but it would really get me drawing I think. Right now I have more time to design, but once my business gets going, and the orders start pouring in (just putting it out there), then I might not have as much time to fit drawing into every day.
I guess I should cross that bridge when I get there and not worry so much – I just wouldn’t want to start a project I couldn’t finish. Do you have any ideas like this where thinking about how much time it’ll take is holding you back?
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