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Monday, December 31, 2007

Multi-tasking used to be easy...







Back when I had "real" jobs...I was an excellent employee. I could answer phones, ship, receive, take special orders, buy, balance the books, train employees, make schedules, meet deadlines, do repairs, etc. I rarely called in sick. I never left a job undone. My desk was very clean. I took notes, I learned.

Now, since I've become a full-time artist...I can only focus on a few things at a time. I'm easily distracted. I'm a bit irresponsible now.

My husband wants me to make more money...and rightly so. He wants me to go out and find a "real" job. The reason that I quit my last job, was that I was bored. I wanted more. I needed to be creative.

So, now here I am, at the beginning of a new year. I've decided that the only way to bring in income and continue doing what I love is to teach others about polymer clay. I hope I'm good at it...

Can I really do this teaching gig? I'm starting small by teaching here at home. Probably only about 5 students or so until I get comfortable.

I suppose it would be a good start to get my "studio" aka dining room cleaned and organized. I'm not sure why I enjoy showing you what a slob I am! But, I have barely been in there in the past two months. What with Rudy's eye problems and surgeries (detached retina and cataract) and the boyz home for Christmas and New Year's, I haven't been able to get much done.

But, I've made a definite resolution to make 2008 my year to dive into all of these things I've been only thinking about for so long...and make this a "real" job! :o)

Happy New Year!!

5 comments:

Susan T said...

Hey, Barb!
I know exactly what you mean. When I was working my desk was always clean and neat and I worked on the problem at hand and then moved on to the next. Now it's chaos and even after I clean it all up it's a mess within an hour. Sometimes it bothers me and sometimes it doesn't!!! I suppose it's a good idea to have it all organized when your students walk in.....and here's to having as many students as you want!....but I think they'll "get it" when they start working!
Happy new year and best of luck with all of your teaching plans. Lucky students!!

Kathi said...

Mazel Tov on deciding to teach Ru. I think your students are lucky to have you teaching them. And yes, you will be good at it, darn good!

My studio looks like a bomb went off in it compared to yours. My goal this week is to organize. wonder how many other task will get in the way :)

Happy New Year

Kim Cavender said...

Don't feel bad, Barb! Mine looks worse than yours. I love your first class offering!

DebbieGoodrow said...

Somehow it has made me feel better to see that the disarray on my worktable is comparable to yours. Then again, I can't use it as my excuse for not engaging in my polymer clay art and finishing things.. because I see what you've turned out!

And I'm among those who have organized offices of 'other people', 'other businesses'... and yet cannot seem to get the same handle on my own...

It's clearly not a unique affliction!

Good luck with your teaching. I've done it, and LOVED it. I suspect you will too....

Anomaly Studios said...

Ha, I can totally relate to this post. Good luck to you with your classes.