…big things grow right? So my thought this week is…yes Bibbi K is small and slow growing at the moment but if I keep feeding it with love, care and the right ingredients, it will grow very big…eventually. So just a couple of acorn doodles to symbolise my thoughts.
I’m having withdrawal symptoms…it’s been 4 days, 12 hours and 25 minutes since my last doodle….
Last month I challenged myself to doodle/draw every day and…I did it! I must say it’s been a rewarding exercise. I didn’t realise that I could actually draw! Amazing! I think it’s just a matter of taking the time to draw and publishing it on my blog. Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. I might even do it again in the next month or two. Or perhaps I could just draw once in a while and whenever I feel like it. But the problem with that is I’ll probably never get to do it. So I really need to be pushed.
Anyway, enough waffle. I’d definitely recommend a drawing a day especially to those who want to become exceptional at their craft. I know it has helped me a lot with coming up with new designs. You know what they say – if you don’t use it, you lose it. Hmm…sounds like I’m up for another challenge!
So did you like my animal collage collection, which I have been showcasing for the last few weeks? I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making and showcasing them for you. There was a dog, cat, horse, elephant, peacock, bird, bear and penguin. Let me know which one you liked and why.
Ok, I have been reflecting about the whys, hows and what of this business project and I have come up with some plausible answers:
Why? Of course so I could become a multi-millionaire and live the GOOD LIFE. Nah! Just joking. I’ve never really been motivated by the big bucks. Sure I need money so we could eat and put a roof over our heads. But I think the main reason I’m doing this is because I really enjoy designing, creating cards or whatever else I could create with my designs and making people happy. I’d like to think I am changing people and the world for the better by giving out my art and craft.
How? Truthfully, I like process. I get lost in it. It’s the setting of deadlines that gets me. I’d like to say I’m quite disciplined but sometimes I do procrastinate – we all do I think. That’s a good thing right? Because that means I can think about the task more before I do it. Hmm….And I’ve noticed that I do things haphazardly – I’d start one thing and go off on a tangent and then do another. I’d like to be more focused so here’s what I’m proposing to do with myself: I’m going to do things by “SEASONS”:
Season 1: IDEAS, THINKING, DESIGNING
Season 2: RESEARCH, GATHER RESOURCES
Season 3: MAKING, CREATING, PRINTING
Season 4: MARKETING, PUBLICITY, PROMOTION
Note: ADMINISTRATION, BOOKWORK will be slotted in between each of the four seasons
What? Well that should be easy. The final result should be something that people want and desire and of course have the need for. I know there is a need for greeting cards, gifts and stationery, otherwise those things would not exist. What I need to do is work out how those things are going to solve people’s problems. Well then I guess it’s about time that I step into other people’s shoes!