Happy Freakin’ Friday! We’re Gonna Be Friends

Some of our crew…

Advertisements

Happy Freakin’ Friday!

Chapter 24
(Barrett) 3:41

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return.
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one.
Change returns success
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune.
Sunset.

The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come.
Thunder in the other course of heaven.
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all.
Change returns success
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune.
Sunset, sunrise.

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return.
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one.
Change returns success
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune.
Sunset, sunrise.

Happy Freakin’ Friday! You Can Be a Creative Entrepreneur!

Are you one of those creative types who worries that using your creative gifts to build a business might hurt your creativity?  Have you fallen victim to the fallacy that entrepreneurs are somehow bad?  And that being an entrepreneur will mean that you sold out?

Without entrepreneurs, the world would stop spinning around and around.  Economies and everything else would stagnate.

And as a creative type, did you know that the whole creation of a business, however large or small, is a creative endeavor all in itself?  To build a business, you start with a concept, an idea, or a passion.  Just like in our art.  Then as you sketch out the basic idea, you begin to fill in the details, a little at a time, as you continue to see more details of the vision.  All with the hopes that someone out there will understand and appreciate the vision.  That your vision, your idea, can help someone.  If your vision can offer a solution to someone somewhere, then maybe he will pay you for your solution, through buying your product or hiring you to perform your service.

That’s the basics of it, right?  All of the other details involved in starting and building a business just go along with it.  Just like any other creative endeavor, once you’re committed, you’re going to see it through.  We all run into times when we’re plugging along and we start thinking that we really don’t like what’s happening.  What do you do when that happens?  You keep going, you keep adding more stuff, you keep pushing the paint around or adding layers or changing colors or whatever.  You just keep moving.  Don’t get stagnant, don’t give up.  The same goes with building a business.

Let the creation of your business be as inspiring and exciting as the creation of any other artwork.  Allow it to feed your soul and mind.  Allow it to go through the birthing process and be another outlet and expression for your heart.  You can be a successful entrepreneur, even if you never really thought of yourself that way.  All you have to do is rearrange your thinking and keep the faith.

Happy Freakin’ Friday!

Happy Freakin’ Friday to you!!

I usually try to get all of my work done early on Fridays…so that I can just mess around Friday afternoons.  Sometimes I get it all done, sometimes not.  And still other times, I forget to get any work done and just start messing around first thing on Friday morning hahahaha.

Maybe as time rolls along the Happy Freakin’ Friday will become a regular shindig, who knows.  I’m allowing myself the room and patience to see where this whole thing takes me.

SO

Today’s Friday indulgence is poking around the interwebs, looking at what’s new on the blogs I like to frequent, pondering the workshops and classes and group happenings that I’ve been considering joining.

Do you like to take online classes?  Live, in-person classes?  Do you join art groups?  When you join, do you actively participate?

Here’s some of my wish list for 2012, in no particular order:

So that’s a good start.  I’ll let you know what else I’m pondering as I wander along.  Encaustic is something I really really really feel a need to get my hands into, so that will probably be my next big push…but I need to take some time to collect the things that I’ll need along the way.  It’s not just the wax it’s all of the little things I need to actually do the medium.  So I’ve got a list of stuff that I watch for on the craigslist…my favorite place to shop!  Followed only closely by ebay of course, but the craigslist is way more instant gratification…

What are classes or workshops are you hoping to take this year?