Work, money and life

coffee and banana muffin from local farmers market

I have to say that after my first night of my new job I was looking forward to a jam donut from the Artisan Baker at the markets this morning but unfortunately he wasn’t there. Sill I got a good coffee from MAD Cow Coffee Mackay and some banana muffins from a banana grower.

Is it bad that I’ve only just started this new job and want to leave? I guess I’m just dissatisfied with having to do a job I have no interest in to pay the bills. As there is not a lot of job options out there, I’m sure a lot of other people are feeling the same thing especially now.

Really all I want to do is make art and amaze people but making money from handmade goods is notoriously hard to make a decent living from and I don’t have the connections or body of work to make a go of an art career yet.

I haven’t made a decorated bauble in a while as they can be hard to fix the netting beads on, but they do look cool. I’ll have to make some more soon. This one is an old one, where I used larger beads in the joints as I did not like how other people were doing their joints. Then I figured out that I could do points in brick stitch and it would work in seamlessly with the rest of the beadwork, which is great because the finish would always rub off the larger beads, even though they did look nice to start with. It looks like the company that makes the crystals I use in the decorations will be stopping production of them which really sucks.

On the sculpture font I am getting about one section done per day. So all up it will take about twenty days give or take a few days depending on what else I am up to and how busy I am with work. Fingers crossed that I have enough beads to get it finished without having to stop and wait until I can get more. It’s hard to tell at the moment if there is enough.

I’ve also been thinking of making more artistic earrings to sell as earrings are a big thing at the moment.

I’ve been struggling to figure out what to make a friend of mine for Christmas, we are doing the whole handmade thing but she is rather fussy. After talking with Jayne she came up with this fun octopus design which you can buy on her site or on her etsy page. its super cute and I’m sure my friend is going to love it.

Next time, Lou & Millie

Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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