Monday, January 3, 2011

The Midnight Special

It's not quite midnight, but still. and youtube sure does provide some awesome musical distractions.  Currently I'm in the 1970's listening to various guest appearances on The Midnight Special. Check it.

Love Birds in Nest
Today was pretty productive. Multiple listings updated and relisted. My goal is to keep at least 25 items listed on Etsy at once.  More is better I hear. I have 30 as of right now!  Just listed my Print of the Month 6 month subscription.  I'm pretty excited about it.  Not only does it give the buyer an awesome print at a reduced price but also builds in a deadline for me! The prints will relate to the month they are printed in.  For instance January is national hot tea month.  That's one idea. And who doesn't like a hot drink in winter?
I also listed my valentine print today, click the link or see above.  I'm fairly happy with the results.  I have a final tweak to do but listed the last one I printed anyway.  Can you see ET? haha A crazy side effect I hadn't anticipated.  My mom noticed it first.

Small complaint: I've been having a hard time with the black speedball ink.  It's just not working well for me.  I need to try some other inks.  Bought some new ones, but not black.

It is now after midnight.  January 3rd 2011. Week nine, day one, as far as I can tell.  I wish I would have wrote myself a letter 20 years ago telling myself were I'd be now.  I'm sure I would have never guessed.  Unemployed and Etsy obsessed!  I would have guessed that I was making art though.  My list of goals is coming along.  But not quite there.  Some decisions are harder to make than I thought. I was imagining that January 1st 2011 would roll around and I'd figure out the rest of my life! ha. Well, I'm on my way.  Breaking up my goals into group time lines helps a bit.  90 days 1-3 years 3-5 years 5+ years.  Some decisions I'll have to wait longer to make.  and now time for some sleep.

3 comments:

AnniePod said...

Hey! Happy New Year and thanks for letting me know it's Hot Tea Month. I'll go make some right now! Ink, let's see - Daniel Smith. And if you don't like oil based, the water soluble is also very good. Keep in mind it is water soluble, not water based. Happy Happy!

Almost Monday said...

Thanks Diane! I'll check it out. I tried Akua Kolor today they were suppose to be for relief prints, but it was too runny. I'm starting to feel like goldie locks. :)

omeara said...

yeah ... i have trouble with that black ink, too. i don't know what to do. we need to form a real team so we can help each other progress with limited wipeouts. at least i'm sure you could help me.