I’ve been sick lately which has forced me to slow down on a few time sensitive things such as poster and media, designs, target dates.. it was getting to be a bit much. I guess this cold is somewhat of a double edged sword.
I get a lot of questions about my dolls. I used to be really stand-off-ish with everyone because I really wasn’t confident in my work. Like most artists I know we are our own worst critic but it wasn’t until the last 3 years that I finally let go and embraced what I’ve learned and continue to learn about my craft.
For the next part of my journey I’ve decided to get a little more artsy fartsy. Now this won’t be just a road of making and selling dolls, I’ll be documenting more if my personal journey as an artist. So let’s begin tonight.
It’s 1:43am and I’m waiting for the paint to dry while watching Netflix on my iPad. The house is nice and quiet and there’s only one light coming from my desk lamp. It actually reminds me of my childhood. When I was in either grade 1 or 2, I loved the Disney version of Pinocchio. There was a picture of Geppetto working in his workshop at night looking up at the sky wishing for Pinocchio. Haha I guess it’s eerily very similar. This took s very strange turn. Maybe it’s the paint fumes 🤷🏻♀️
I had a fantastic Thanksgiving celebrating with family and some new found friends. I love being surrounded by so much positivity. The weather is beautiful, the kids are happy and there’s nothing but awesomeness coming up!
This is a great rags-to-riches story. A lot of people don’t know that the McDonalds corporation is actually based on realty deals and land purchases. The movie takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of growing a business.
There are twists and turns that organically develop emotionally with family and friendships. Ruthless business decisions are aggressively made showing the destruction of a lot of relationships. I love business development it’s exciting and fun yet filled with some hard decisions.
They say business is like swimming with sharks, it could be true in many cases, however in my years of diving in and out of corporate life things always even itself out.
Everything that crumbles will be rebuilt. Everything wrong will be made right. Things may seem bleak and even cutthroat but maybe we have to be challenged in order to push ourselves passed the tough times.
Watch it on Netflix
I’ve been watching “The Super” on Netflix. I didn’t even know this series existed. I am completely addicted to it!
It shows the day to day life of a property manager and it’s great!
There was a time in my entrepreneurial dreams that I wanted to buy an apartment, after watching a few episodes of this series, I’m not gonna ✋🏼
If you have Netflix watch it!
You won’t be disappointed 😊❤️
This year’s Fall has been really strange. It is starting to get cooler but it hasn’t been at the regular temperatures for this time of year. The leaves on most of the trees are still green with only sporadic changing leaves on the trees outside the city and into the beautiful farm lands.
I’ve been having lots of action with regard to my more frequent travels to my favourite craft store. Not only is my destination to MacPerson Arts & Crafts equivalent to my “Disneyland” but the drive to St. Mary’s is absolutely beautiful! The quiet countryside is so filled with nature. With Turkey vultures circling over crops and wooded areas it’s so nice to watch them glide overhead, even though I know they are searching for their next meal.
I’m so in love with my travels on the back roads and the hidden dirt roads. Just the sound of the tires crunching over gravel is somehow satisfying to hear.
I’m in the middle of projects, custom orders and events. I can feel that I’m just about to get crazy busy with Christmas holidays approaching. I’m ready to get working.
Great adventures are continuing to get some momentum. This is where I do the best work, on crunch time with a pile of work to do.
Is it weird that I actually like to be swamped with work? 🤔
It’s time for the yearly hype over the new iPhone, we are now on version 8. I have a different strategy for staying in the phone game.
I used to work in a computer store, which sold cellphones too. Fido was a huge trend at the time and Bell was considered high end. The networks have evolved completely and so was the hardware. As you may already know. I am a gadget girl you can even say I’m a bit of a electronics junkie. The electronics game is fast paced and can cost you quite a bit of money.
I never get the first models that come out for example, the iPhone 8 will be released in a couple of weeks, I buy the iPhone 7. I get more bonuses, promotions and incentives. In general, more options for less money.
If there’s a major change in design and features of electronics (like a Sony PlayStation) I wait for a year for the bugs and glitches to be fixed before I buy it.
For apps, there are so many to choose from. I try as many apps as I can. Apps like social media, photo and video, filters, adding keyboards, marketing, business, payments, etc I have found so many great apps from trying all the newest available in the AppStore.
I recently bought an iPhone 7. 7 is my favourite number so I predictively had to get it. I agonized about the 7 or the 7 Plus for months. For women who understand, I wanted to get a bigger phone so I could type easier with long nails. I know, it’s boujee but whatevs I like to have nice things. I need to be reachable at all times for my children emergencies or doctor appointments..etc
Aside from the usual kerfuffle with carrier activations and plans, I couldn’t be happier. So far so good, my relationship with my phone is growing. Lol I know I’m weird.
Have a great one!
I think about all the struggles I’ve had and I can now laugh at them. Things were so intense and I gave myself unwarranted stress for no reason.
There’s nothing better than being able to look back at my accomplishments and know I really busted my ass for this moment. Everything family and friends have said to me “you have too many kids to make good money” “you can’t afford…” etc. was the fuel I needed to get me out of that self-doubting mindset. I had to really sit down and analyze myself as a whole.
People don’t see your vision and they definitely don’t see your efforts. Rather than gloating, I choose to extend my hand and help others achieve their greatness while I have attained mine. This is the whole reason I have been active on social media and offline functions and events. We all have a voice.
I have found my purpose and I’m proud of it. I leave you with this:
“Control” is a lie. You can only control your own reactions. Once you set your goal, you will experience joys and challenges. The challenges are Life’s way of redirecting you back on your path when you’ve slightly wandered away.
When you want something. The universe has only 3 answers for you:
1 – Yes, you can have it now;
2 – Not yet;
3 – I have something better