For some reason, I thought being a stay at home mom would leave me with oodles of time to work on my art and crafts. Boy was I mistaken!
I have a lot of ideas, but can't seem to find the time to complete any of them! Lately it's been to the point where I thought about giving up again but then something happened that made me change my mind.
Through the years, I have a sort of eb and flow of art coming out of me. I'm either really really working hard on a bunch of stuff, or I throw in the towel and don't work on a single thing for months. The funny part is why I always go back to it...it's usually me looking at my work again and realizing that it's not so bad after all.
This time, however, it's not that I think my work is bad..it's just that I feel like I'm losing a battle with Etsy. I have scattered sales, and hardly any exposure. I was thinking about all of this when something in my house caught my attention. I have had an orchid plant for about 2 years now. I always wanted one, but I thought they were too expensive of a plant for me to probably kill. I often hear gardeners complain about how hard they are to take care of, but I was happy for a while knowing that I took the time to re-plant it and fertalize it ect. and it was looking pretty good. Then, like my art roller coaster, I stopped caring for it as much. I forgot to water it most of the time, and it was looking kind of, well, dead.
Yesturday, I sat down at our computer desk where the plant sits next to the window and was totally shocked to see that the plant is budding!! I couldn't believe it! So I'm using the plant as a sort of "get up and go" motto for myself. Failure is not an option!!
Colors of Summer
7 years ago