Friday, June 13, 2008

Time flies - and so I am adapting...


It's a hard thing for me to realize there are only 24 hours in a day. The actualization of an idea happens much faster than the accualization of a product. And right now, well, since the dawning of Spring, I've been ablaze with ideas - new ones every day, every hour! Fevorish sketches and notes filling my sketchbook, and almost constant internal tangents that can keep me up at night. (I'm not complaining - I love these thought processes the most - the ones behind your closed lids when the world is still and your mind is still buzzing with inspiration). But tonight, after a little regrouping post launching PureDecor and creating my sale at livefunky, AND thinking about my presentation as a whole - my website, my product lines, etc - I realized that I've got a lot of work ahead of me to get to where I REALLY want to be, and this is the time to do it. And to do it right, I can't put an unreasonable time restriction on it.

What is unreasonable? Me wanting to have 20 new paintings, a revised website and everything else I've got going online updated and sparkly fresh in 24 hours... or a week... or a month. Ummm, no. That's not going to happen. And if it did, it wouldn't serve me well.

So this is my plan for the summer...

Continue with my sale at livefunky to purge all of my older work.
Work on fine tuning my product lines at Zazzle.
Work on fine tuning my website,
Work on a new body of work for livefunky/galleries

At the end of the summer I'd like to have...

A new website
A new approach to livefunky
A continual flow of new paintings for PureDecor
A solid line of misc. products on Zazzle

Instead of wanting to get to the finish line (by thinking of doing this or that ASAP), I think this deadline is going to keep me focused on my goals for the summer and beyond. What are your creative goals for the summer?

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Unknown said...

Whoo hoo!!

I'm looking forward to everything you're going to unveil--and also sympathize with the challenges of having a creativity rush (plus plans on career/business growth).

I'm glad you're stepping back and giving yourself the time and space to accomplish things the way you want to accomplish them. Nothing's ever really finished (gasp)--but you can release new visions in phases (v.1, v.2, etc.) which I think is fun for fans like me to track. :)

Take care,


Elis Cooke said...

Yes, it all does take awhile doesn't it? best of luck with your summer goals! I haven't forgotten about the questions... just things right now... i will get to them... eventually... you shouldn't have said no deadline lol! namaste Elis.

Martha Marshall said...

Love your new shop PureDecor, Jess! Love the designs. Kudos to you.

Good post, as I've had a similar beginning to my summer. Just overwhelmed with inspiration but not enough time to accomplish them all. It's way better than the other way around -- time to work, but no inspiration!! And I've been there too!

So for this summer, trying to concentrate on doing some new paintings to present to galleries and find those galleries, and starting on my book, which is just in the embryonic stages right now. Lots to write about, but still trying to decide what to say this time around.

And that's enough for the summer. I want to slow down, refresh, and recharge a little bit too.

Anonymous said...

Great post Jess! I love the new shop! :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. :)

HomeGrownLife said...

Ooh, let's see, creative goals for the summer... mainly lots of sewing and also focusing on simple, fresh, local foods for cooking (this is an art, right?).

You are inspiring and I just know you will meet your goals!