Here’s how I did with this week’s tasks:
- Add images of art in frames to current Etsy listings In progress. This is taking a long time.
Print copies of latest listing to check qualityThey looked great! *Hint-hint* Change website portfolio to 3 columns for better visibility on mobile devices Move the ‘Shop’ page to end of website menuChanged my mind. Not going to do it. Figure out why the ‘Connect’ page loads slowly and fix itThe image size was too large. FIXED IT!
- Add a photo to the ‘About’ page Still need to do this. But I need a good photo. And a haircut.
Complete new ink drawing of phoneSee above. Soon to be in shop.
- Start new drawing (another typewriter?) I’ll do it soon. I took photos of vintage typewriters at Portland’s Grand Marketplace. They have pant loads of typewriters.
Write three blog posts Upload at least 4 new images to Instagram and Facebook
Good things that happened:
I’ve got a new commission to create an illustration/ t-shirt design for a general contractor. It’ll be a fun project. And it pays! Although, I’m still trying to figure out how to price this type of work. In spite of a vast number of internet articles on the subject, pricing still feels like a mystery.
I requested and was accepted to become a contributor for the Portland Urban Sketchers blog. And made my first post! Now I have to make a point of Urban Sketching at least once a month. This is a commitment I am very pleased to have made.
I met up last Thursday evening with a weekly drink & draw/craft group. It was fun and I will be going again. They were cool people who were not that hard to talk to- even for me. Well, the drinking helps.
Things I learned:
It’s not as hard to meet new people as I’ve always thought. Maybe it’s Portland, but maybe I’ve just never tried hard enough. Even introverts need some level of social interaction. And all the insecurities that come with being around “new people” are nonsense. In a good mood, I’m willing to flush them all down the toilet forever.
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