Monday, September 04, 2006
I have so many ideas and plans sketched out and not sketched out. It is good that I am able to focus on this carving without getting too distracted by my other ideas. I have things that I want to print and that I may print tomorrow and will certainly print sometime this week. But right now all I want to do is carve. I am enjoying using my still newish tools immensely. That is why I take so many photos!
My illness has been pretty under control for a number of days in a row and it has been wonderful to be able to focus on work without getting obsessed with things like my rank on Etsy and sales. Sometimes I find myself wanting a little bit of hypo-mania to give me a little boost, but really I am doing great without it. I finally looked at the top sellers' list again and shockingly I had only dropped a few spots even with all that time off. I haven't checked it since because I don't care to let that obsession resurface. Sales have been improving as well but I am not putting my worth as an artist into them. My obsession with Etsy was the beginning of the spiral into a destructive mania that eventually led me to be unable to create art for two months. I did stay up too late working last night, but I should be fine if I don't do that on a regular basis.