Friday, April 29, 2011

Playing with the Blog, and a month review

I decided it was finally time to add a picture of one of my animal head sculptures to my blog.  I didn't at first, because this blog is about getting ready for full timing, not about my art work, but my art work is a big part of my life and I do hope to take a small part of the business with me on the road!

I also played with my header picture.  My dream is getting more clear.

April has been a very busy month.  I have accomplished all of the work around the house that I had planned.  I sold stuff at a Flea Market, finished the wallpaper removal, and hung and steamed the new drapes, and did some art work as well.

I haven't decided what my May jobs are going to be yet.  These last few days of April have brought three new orders, so I will be spending most of next week in the studio.

I do hope to get out for a walk or adventure on Thursday or Friday however.  The weather has been just beautiful and the forest paths are calling.

Exercise Goal:
 miles on the treadmill or trail.
2 miles Thursday
2 miles Friday
Total walked = 340 miles  

Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!


  1. I like the header! It's good to see it is coming to fruition for you!

  2. You certainly put a lot of work into making the original sculptures. I had no idea. You do beautiful work and I hope you find a way to continue with at least part of it when you go full-time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks like a big class A is in your future! :)

  4. I like the idea of that big MH in your blog header. Nothing wrong with showing your art work on the sidebar either.

  5. nice header picture!..helps to stay focused!!!

  6. Good idea on both! Keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel!

  7. I love the second line to your blog header! :) and the MH pic is a nice addition as well.

  8. I love the new header picture!

    You really did great in April accomplishing all of your goals. I'm starting to see your future life coming into focus :)

    I love your animal heads. I wonder if we could fit one in our new motor home?

  9. I love the motor home peaking out of the smoke. Great job creating that header. I'm so glad you're getting more orders for your art. Fantastic!

    Thanks for your comments yesterday. I had a good laugh. No ducks today!

  10. I loved both the header photo and the rainbow photo at the end of the post. I clicked on your site and wow, cool stuff. I read through the dragon making section. What a process and amazing product. You are a talent!

  11. Lookin' good! And April seems like a month to be proud of in the "march" towards your goal!!!

  12. Hi Merikay,
    I think its great that you put your animal head in the sidebar. Making those is an important part of who you are. And the orders just keep flowing in! Good for you! I like your header. It looks less ethereal and more concrete, which is exactly what's happened with your dream of fulltiming! Go figure! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and you're welcome to come down to Prunedale for a three-miler if you like.

  13. Like the header photo & certainly nothing wrong in putting your art work in the side bar or talking about it in your post at any time. It is an important part of your day & your life. Good for you:))

  14. Oh, the moose is very cute! Does your business have a Facebook presence? It would be a way for your friends to boost you.



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