Well no, not that hard though! But you know those days when everything seems to be going slow, and no matter what you do, nothing seems to help? Yeah, I’m having those days right now, or maybe even weeks. I stopped Inktober about a week before being done, because it was becoming too stressful for me, and although I had ideas for the prompts, they just didn’t make it to the paper. I’m glad I entered for the first 3 weeks though, as it was a fun experience, and I got to do so much more than just drawing! I’ve learned that it doesn’t take much for me to get started on something. A little drawing will do, and the motivation comes crawling 🙂
The past 2 weeks have been a little lazy on the creative front though, as I’ve been more concerned about other stuff. Boring stuff like cleaning up the house and getting ready for Christmas. Oh, and I’ve been raiding second hand shops like an idiot! I want to make my own paper, so I bought most of the tools I need from second hand shops, and don’t need much more to get started, other than maybe paper scraps, haha! I also want a label punch, so that I can punch a label for my handmade stuff that I want to sell, of course from the homemade paper. I just really like recycling, and giving my stuff a personal touch, so I thought this was a good idea, instead of printing business cards that all look the same, and will be a waste of paper anyway. Yeah, I expect customers to throw them away, but I still want to leave my mark, and make it a personal experience for both of us.
So, why have I still not opened the shop? The thing is that I’m working on it right now, but I’m keeping the storefront closed until I’m all set and ready. And because of an annoying issue, this might still take a while. I’d really like to advertise local, as it’s possible to post flyers in well visited grocery shops, and I can see from other flyers that there is in fact interest. But when selling local, I don’t want to use my own personal home address, because people could (and will) see it as an invitation to stop by my house. It wouldn’t mean anything if I had a registered business, or if I just had an office that wasn’t part of the actual house (yeah, you can actually have that!), but since it’s a hobby, I’d not want someone from the nearby town to show up on my doorstep, as it would just result in me calling the police, and yadda yadda… But looking at what a P.O. Box costs at PostNord, I can see that it’s impossible to get one, as their prices literally scream “We only want big businesses to rent a box, so fuck off peasant!”. This forces me think of other things, which I’m currently working on too. Yeah, I’ve got a plan, but I’m not sure if the one I want to include in this plan is going to agree with it being a GOOD plan, although I’m fairly positive about it. I’ll find out one day, when everyone has time for a talk, and that part seems to be the hardest one XD
Other than that, I’m actually not doing much right now. I have yet to watch the rest of Mushishi, but I’m not in a hurry anyway. I did however, get my Bard to lvl 70 in FFXIV, and then my boyfriend had the wonderful idea of leveling my Paladin next. Ugh, I’m not a good tank, so I do dungeons as Summoner instead, leveling both at the same time, but with each their own method of gaining EXP. Tedious, but tanks need leveling too…