Hello friends...before I get to the meat and potatoes of this post, I want to show you something I worked on a couple of weeks ago. I had a request from an old high school friend (no she is not old..just the friendship) who I have reconnected with via Facebook. She lives in Texas and was flying to New York City to spend time with her older sister for her birthday. She wanted to give her sister a special gift...one of my storied aprons. I gathered some personal info on the birthday girl and went to work.
|Here she is|
Donna and Lois spent a lovely weekend in NYC with Oprah! Donna e-mailed me to say Lois loved her apron...that made me smile :-)
Ok...now down to business. I showed you my apron for another reason also. I have been trying my best to juggle all this internet stuff. Blogging..Twitter..Facebook and Convos on Etsy and I have come to the sad realization that I can't do it anymore without the creative side of my brain suffering. It is all becoming too much like a job...something I HAVE to do instead of WANT to do. I know for many bloggers out there the blog is their job...they make money from blogging. That's not me. I love the wonderful friendships I have made with people all around the world. I could care less how many followers I have... am not in it for the numbers. In fact I am considering taking the 'Followers' button off my page. I'm not saying I don't want followers....I'm saying I can do without the pressure of the exact number. I adore my followers..you are why I am here. You all inspire me and make me smile...that I can never get enough of.
What I have come to know is that this computer is dominating my time...time that I need to be spending in my studio. I have so much going on in my home right now...room makeovers...home improvements..that kind of stuff. I have some new ideas for my Etsy shop and also thoughts on a second shop...so much in my head! I need to concentrate on what I love best..... creating and not typing.
So I have decided that for a while anyway, I will only be posting once maybe twice a week. So sorry to say Pieday will be taking a break also (we are starting to consume way too much pie!) I will still throw in some great recipes now and then..a girls gotta eat! Twitter will be twittled down and Facebook will also be a check in before I go to bed thing.
I have so many fabulous blogs that I love to read and I always like to leave a comment. All that reading and commenting takes hours sometimes! I have to get back to my original reason for all of this.....my craft!
So with a heavy heart I ask for your understanding. Please don't interpret this as some big headed 'artist' needing her space...that is not me at all. I'm just a gal who has realized she needs to get back into her studio on a full time basis.
I still look forward to checking with all of you so keep writing those wonderful posts.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.....You guys rock!