Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Artist's Way - Week Ten

Another week has come and gone, and it's the end of the summer. And Week #10 of the Artist's Way. I'm still getting up a half hour earlier than "usual" and writing my morning pages. Actually, this is the new norm! I didn't take myself on an artist's date this week... unless you count Wednesday, when I went to the Outpatient Center at the hospital, to get my ultrasound. It was kinda fun, to see my insides! And the technician put on the transducer's "speaker" for a moment, and I could hear a "whooshing" sound. "What's that?" I asked. It was my blood, rushing through my veins. Very neat!

Someone on my Art Walk Etsy (AWE) Team mentioned a report she heard, stating how in difficult financial times, women buy smaller ticket items to give them a psychological lift. This really stuck with me, especially since I can't see items selling out of the Museum Store anymore. Later in the day, I got a call from the Firehouse Art Center; they just sold my Star Treasure Necklace!

That was perfect timing, and I needed a synchronicity lift too! Haven't noticed any in a while...

I made a To Do list this week, and finished everything on the list. And I completed all my tasks in my Workbook... EXCEPT... one thing I kept on forgetting: "do one lovely thing" for myself every day. I get into a routine of doing certain things at certain times, and "lovely" doesn't fall into it. Actually, I had to look up lovely, to be sure; Merriam-Webster says "delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace." So I have a suggestion for all you busy gals and guys out there: take a Post-It and write LOVELY on it, in bright colors, and stick it on your computer to remind yourself. Even if you don't get up and take a walk or go out and buy some flowers for the house, at least you'll get a smile!


Sarah said...


I'm assuming you're using Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way? Great books!

Maybe $1.00 and $10.00 and $100.00 and $1000.00 are the "same amount" of "pocket change" to women from varying demographics. Perhaps the woman who spent $1000.00 would normally have spent $10,000.00 on a luxury item, but she didn't get the bonus she was expecting...just a thought!

That's a lovely piece of jewelry!


tamdoll said...

I love the "Lovely" idea.

Congrats on selling that great piece!

I've been thinking of small items to create for an upcoming craft fair - lower priced for the current economy - but sometimes smaller is more work. Lots of thinking to do.

Nico Designs said...

This is a great post and the comments are thoughtful as well. I was just thinking earlier today that I was looking forward to spending $5 today. I knew that I would take my time walking around the store with my needed supply and that made it seem more like $500 for my time.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on selling that beautiful necklace! Great tip on the lovely sticky note too!

Anitra Cameron said...

Deb, that is a LOVELY idea, lol!

I've noticed that people are buying the lower ticket items, too, and in singles. At my shows, the China Blossoms are usually $12 each, or 3/$33, which has always meant I sold a LOT of triples. Not so this year--lots of singles, way fewer "bouquets". Well, it will pick up, as you *Happy Dance for Deb!* necklace sale shows!

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Congrats on selling that gorgeous necklace, Deb! And, I luv the sticky note!

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