Allow myself to introduce... myself


Monday, April 30, 2007

I realize I'm not roaring.

Since the blog thing is new for me, I think it will take me a bit of time to warm up to it. I realize I'm not roaring yet, more like a subdued meow. By the way, no I am not a cat person.

So the Schnookums and I took our first ever steps into a ring store. Yep, THAT kind of ring store. It felt sort of like taking a trip to Disneyland only to stand outside the gates and look in, but what the heck. At least we made the trip. I don't think we'll have ring money for a looong time, at the current speed of things. A girl can alwas dream though.

Back to sewing, in preparation for posting on Etsy. I keep repeating it because I'm reminding myself that is the goal. I can Do it!

Peace be with you!


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Day 2 of the blog!

I've spent most of today working on changing my website so it felt like something a little more 'me'. Being a small business owner on the scale that I am (teeny tiny) means that anything I want done I have to do myself. I have no accountant, no marketing team, no web designer, no staff. Because of that, I've had to fake a lot of things, and my website was one of the biggest. The old site used a pre-made template designed for a beauty shop, complete with sponge curler pink colored background. I set it up about two years ago and then promptly forgot about it. In the last two weeks I've realized how embarrassed I've been about showing anyone my thrift store site, which I think any real marketing person would tell you is the opposite of the type of effect you want to have. So I've put the time into it, and now hopefully with my new focus on getting some things listed on, I will start to see some seriously positive changes. "Change is gon' come!" And when I get this whole thing sorted out a bit better and I get a little more organized, I'll start posting more pictures and some quotes. Until then I need to tackle my art space, because I'm a pretty messy creator. Here's just a small taste of just how bad things can get after a session of makin'~~~>

Which brings me to the quote of today:
"Nothing will work unless you do."
-Maya Angelou

Now ain't that the truth!


Saturday, April 28, 2007

In the beginning...

Here it is, the first of what I hope to be many blog entries. It's only taken the better part of two days to set up thanks to my mediocre computing skills, but where there's perserverance, tenacity, and a few choice words directed at the computer, there's usually success. I want to start by thanking my new friend and fellow ARTIST Tif of dottie angel ( who convinced me to do this blog thing. She swears it's therapeutic. Put one Tall Non-Fat Chai Tea Latte into me and I start dreaming BIG. Look out world!

So a little about me, since this is the first entry: I'm a mom to two of the best kids in the world, Luna and Solstice. I work full time and have my own business on the side, Hear Me Roar ( which I've run half-heartedly for several years now. I'm starting to get excited about the business again, and looking for ways to grow and develop as an artist, while still maintaining that balance that every mother looks for; the perfect blend of Martha Stewart and Jim Morrison. In short, I am only striving to be everything to everyone. Who's with me?!

Here's a preview of the Qubicle Quilts I mailed off to the gallery in Alaska today. See more at Hear Me Roar! and hopefully, coming to a perfectly quaint little boutique gallery near you! -Tasha