Woohoo!! After a very stressful weekend, we finally made a deposit on an apartment. It’s not in the urban area we had our eye on, close to the zoo and Balboa Park, but the rent is cheap and we will be close to family. I can go on my jogs, take Madelyne to her classes at the library, and utilize my parent’s backyard. We move in 9 days. The baby will be here in 71. We don’t mess around here folks.
Meanwhile, I have been cranking out work like crazy. It might be a slightly-stupid move to relaunch my shop right before the baby comes, but I can always get help with the printing and mailing, if my shop happens to take off. Not holding my breath, but I do like to dream.
I also have been reading and watching videos on SEO and keywords and filling my brain with all of those lovely *snore* things, changing a few titles and keywords on my shop and it seems to be helping. I am getting more visitors, so you never know. I guess if you don’t have the right search words, nobody is going to ever find you. Who knew?
Anyways, they are always showing on blogs and Etsy and Pinterest what people’s studios look like. They usually are amazing with white-washed hardwood floors, lots of natural light flooding in from giant windows, tall bookshelves filled with all sorts of ephemera and, gorgeous rows of flat files. A girl can dream. Anyways, I’d like to share my current studio. It is one green 12″x12″ box that I can easily close up quickly if a toddler wakes prematurely. It even has a tupperware water cup. So far it has worked quite well. It may not be a spectacular space, but I am proud of my ingenuity.
Also, you can see in the pic one of my latest projects. I am making two Blake-inspired paintings for the kid’s room.
That’s all for now,
Have a good week!