I keep hearing variations on the phrase “if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.”
When I was all about acting I would have interpreted this as “you may love it but you’ll never get a job.”
But now that I’m a little more….in control of things (acting is all about other people telling you when you can act) I’m finding the sunnier side of that turn of phrase.
I spent a good part of my weekend “working” on new ideas.
It’s an odd sensation this enjoying what you do. I keep having to remind myself that what I’m doing is actually my job. Playing around with designs, and futzing with graphics counts as labor. I find that while working I have that feeling of “I really should be doing something else” and by “something else” I think I mean work but I am working so…….I guess I should be dong this!
That recent make-your-own knobs project really got my brain percolating I’ve been having a blast playing with graphics and trying out ideas using a bunch of old knobs I had lying around (these aren’t finished yet but I couldn’t resist taking some pictures).
And then, on a totally different note, I had a brainstorm about brides.
I’ve been looking for something new to do with my candle blocks and itching to try some image transfers. And I thought, wouldn’t it be cool at a wedding reception to celebrate all the various brides and grooms in your family’s past?
(that’s me as my sister Paula’s ring bearer when I was, I think, 5 and my folks are next to us with dad in uniform)
I have some futzing to do with the execution but what do you guys think of the idea?
OK, I gotta get back to “work!” I have an order for 200 coasters due on Thursday!