It has been a week of big.
I did (and am still doing, honestly) a big clean out of the garage workshop.
It had gotten bad. Real bad.
It’s much better now. I wouldn’t call it clean or showplace but I can move around freely have places to set things down which is a definite step up.
And I’ve made a vow to NEVER have to do this again. Yes, I know I will have to clean regularly and do tidying and such but I never want to reach the point where I just look at the mess and feel like it’s insurmountable. That was how I was feeling. I’d just look at it and think “but I don’t know what to DO with that pile of things/scraps/pieces that’s why it’s a pile!”
The goal here is to get the factory part of Cheltenham Road running smoothly so I have more time for the creative part – ie the fun part.
And speaking of big and fun.
A customer at the CoOp wanted a subway sign but he wanted a BIG subway sign. 6 feet tall big!
I had to borrow a car to get the lumber.
And then there was the BIG change of pace.
I hope the following wont’ offend anyone and I do apologize if it does.
I don’t swear a lot myself but I do think well chosen swear words can be very, very funny.
So when an Etsy customer asked if I could make her a custom coaster set and then described what she wanted I had to say yes
And now it’s on to other big things.
New ideas that I can finally get to because I can FIND stuff!
Oh! And the timer idea is really working. It’s keeping me much more focused and really helping me make (much needed) separation between work-time and living-time. When you work from home those things kind of tend to mush up against each other and I think both suffer for it – I wasn’t working as much as I thought I should nor was I relaxing and enjoying myself as much as I needed to. I’m still working on it but it it definitely moving in the right direction.
*If you wanted to make your own, similar subway artwork I did a tutorial on it a long time ago over at Mod Podge Rocks.