The faster I go, the behinder I get. That's something my Mother used to say, and it's exactly how I feel right now. Having been forced to adhere to a strict schedule for years and years, I'm reluctant to assign a schedule to myself. It's getting to the point, though, where speed alone (because I'm pretty fast at what I do) isn't effective enough. Maybe I just need a list. There's something cathartic about having a list and marking things off as they're finished...
Okay, enough whining about time and my lack thereof. I recognize that I'm incredibly lucky to be able to work (or play, in my case) at my own pace. Isn't there something ironic about someone whose online shop is called time2cre8 talking about a lack of time???
So what's been going on? Well, there's still that project involving the 64,700 beads... so far, I'm at the 43,600 mark. My "goal" (which, for someone who spent years in corporate life, is a bad word) is to finish by the end of the weekend.
My Obama Merry Christmas cards have proven to be pretty popular, so I've been kept hopping filling orders for those. I created them on a whim, just because I had a silly idea that flitted through my head, and I have to admit that I still smile when I see them. I'm glad others like them too. (In fact, if you're a reader of this blog and you decide you want some, I'll give you a 10% discount if you mention that you read about them in here - just leave me a note in the comments when you check out.)
So with all this stuff going on, I'm also trying to fit in some Christmas shopping. I have a few things out of the way, and I really don't have that many people on my list (my husband and I stopped exchanging gifts a long time ago); but I'm still searching. I also have some custom orders to get finished for other people who are relying on me for some of their Christmas shopping.
And on the topic of that, how's your shopping going? Looking for something special? Have you checked out the beautiful bead art offerings by members of the Etsy Bead Art Originals team? Carol Dean (aka SandFibers) just assembled this gorgeous Treasury to help promote our OPEN HOUSE -- we have lots of members offering specials during the upcoming holiday weekend, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. You can see the details about the specials on the BAO blog.
Here are some other things you should check out!
Subscribe to the Bead Art Originals newsletter to be entered into our monthly drawing for a prize donated by one of our members.
Visit the Bead Art Originals Holiday Gift Guide to see special pieces chosen by our members... great gift ideas for everyone on your list!
Visit the Bead Art Originals Blog to see information about our Open House AND to see and enter the drawings we're going to be holding from now through the end of the year. You could win something fabulous!!!
And now... IT'S TIME TO BEAD!!! :-)