Since I reopened the Etsy shop a couple of years ago -- I have been working diligently to not only focus on the business aspect of the shop -- with attention to innovative marketing and learning the most I can about photography. But, what I want to do is create.
It's a bit ironic, actually -- my entire career has focused on different ways to communicate, in a business oriented way. Which is odd, considering, that's the part I have to force myself to do now. I much prefer even looking for fun packaging materials that will make the customer really feel like they are getting a special gift from a dear friend -- than I do working what really honestly used to be my actual job.
Enter my studio -- it's tiny right now. Sure I have a fabulous variety of gemstones and enjoy most of all hammering metals (it's visceral, like a form of anger management) -- but I just don't have the space to use my blow torch, or really hammer things.
Enter the house my husband is looking at. It's modest, to be sure, but has a large plot of land for the city area we live, and it has a wonderful little nearly finished "shed" type thing in the back yard. That one item (even if I do not set up the "extra room" as an office) will set me up with triple the amount of work-space I currently have now. It's exciting, and excruciating waiting to see if closing will come through (we are working for a VA loan, which is not a lot of fun right now.
The hubby and I find ourselves checking out the house on a nearly daily basis -- just sort of a drive by (It's close to a Lowes, so we look forward to doing a few things ourselves). We've never bought a house before -- and even though it's modest, we look forward to having space to not have to fight over areas he can do his work and I can do my hammering.
I also look forward to the implications of hammering, soldering and playing with tarnishing materials outside in the open air 'shed'. It's so very, very hard to wait -- and I can't wait to show you the process of setting up my new 'studio' areas. Plus -- there are older fruit trees we are hoping produce fruit so that I can show you some super fun "homesteading" I have learned here in the apartment that also serves as the studio.
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