Time flies as you run through the day. Sleep, work, eat, create, work, sleep again. Rinse and repeat.
Working on a project for the Deep Freeze Festival on 118 Avenue for this weekend. I’m decorating a lamppost with friends. It’s a fibre art project which is challenging for me. I’m a jewelry, painter, sculpture artist. Not fibre. Well. Except for felt which is why I’m felting the face of the figure we’re making. You’ll see it later, I’m sure, on the 365 yeg Project blog. I plan on posting a bunch of the pictures I plan on taking at the Festival over next week.
I’m happy with the 365 yeg Project so far. I haven’t ventured to far from home yet, just sticking close to home and downtown. Can’t wait to get out and explore a bit more. You know. When I have time.
Other projects I’m focusing on is organizing the Boyle Street Maker’s Faire. On the Spot Pop Ups has been given a great opportunity to take over the Boyle Street Community Centre on February 8-9 and we’re taking it over in style. Instead of a regular craft show, with tables lined up, we’re organizing the sellers and items for sale into eco systems. Home decor. Fashion. Health and beauty. An entire art gallery. Local music. A coffee shop with local made furniture. I can’t wait.
As part of the growth we’re wanting for On the Spot Pop Ups, we’re looking to create a Maker’s Space and retail shop for our makers. This is my passion. I’m super excited for this. A space where makers, crafters, creators, and builders can come together to work, collaborate, and play.With the tools, equipment, and space to work with., Artist studios. Meeting spaces. Room to create. I’m so, so excited. And a bit scared.
We’re doing an Indiegogo campaign to help crowdsource the funds as we need to raise a lot of money for this. We’ve met our Indiegogo goal of $5,000 and surpassed it, but we still need to raise more. Anything anyone can contribute, from monetary funds, to equipment, to time is so appreciated.
Plus, I’m starting classes again tomorrow at NAIT. More accounting and computer classes in hopes of earning my diploma as soon as possible. Two nights a week, 4 hours a night. Until April. Hooray for higher education.
Okay, Enough rambling for now. Things to make and books to read. No rest for the busy.
I think, as an attainable blogging goal, that I’ll aim to post once a week for now, until I get back into the swing of things.
Welcome to my blog . This blog is part of my project the 365 yeg Project. It’s a part of my New Year’s Resolution to do the things I keep saying I’m going to do (blogging being just one of those things). Through this blog I’m planning on holding myself accountable to me for keeping up on all those things I say I’m going to do.
What am I planning on doing?
- Read and act on all those self-help career and money management books I buy. I have read them. Ok. Most of them. And quite a few of them really do have good ideas that I want to implement in my life. I just, haven’t, yet. So I plan on re-reading them and doing the activities and reporting on my progress with implementation.
- Take more classes. Yay. school, right? Kinda how I feel sometimes but I need to get this goal accomplished. So, finish my accounting diploma through night classes and online learning is a big goal for 2014.
- Grow as an artist. Explore more mediums and techniques. Learn. Take classes. Create.
- Get our maker’s space and retail store started (more on that later).
So, shall we begin?