I reason to myself that selling handmade beadwork is not a viable route to economic self-sufficiency in my local culture, and begin to outline what I will do with my time and energy from this point forward.
Well, I found out what was bothering the tendon in my finger. It wasn’t typing. It was, rather, all the note-taking I’ve had to do for three classes. When I first began online learning (years ago), I was a bit shocked that I had to resort to analog recording methods outside of the computer. ItContinue reading “Business vs Art”
In which I re-vision the trajectory of my beadwork enterprise, and discuss this possible microbusiness attempt, in light of new information gained in Business classes.
Taking Business classes in some sense lets me know beforehand that my Business idea will likely not provide a livable amount of income.
Over the last 11 years…I feel like I’ve been through a lot where it comes to seeing and acknowledging economic philosophies. This largely relates to aging and having to acknowledge the economic system in my area, in order to further my own independence. That is: over the past 11 years, I’ve been transitioning from beingContinue reading “Diversity of Motives”
The importance of play and enjoyment in art and design cannot be underestimated. I was working on a bracelet two days ago — my second one of the day, because I had inadvertently destroyed my first model by being too eager to finish (I cut the wrong cord…which may be another entry) — when IContinue reading “Feminine sustenance”
There are some things you learn from school, some from life, and some by practice. One of the things I have learned from going through my education is: there are things in this world more important than grades. Things like emotional well-being, and balance between coursework and life. (Is it better to enjoy the limitedContinue reading “Wow, that’s…instructive.”
If I had worked out how much I was comfortable being paid (or needed to draw) earlier; if I’d worked out how much I could earn by not investing a lot into the beading enterprise; it would have been a quicker path to the realization that this maybe should be a second line of income,Continue reading “Money matters.”
I’ve been researching prices for beadwoven earrings. Not the most pleasant thing. It does remind me of the time (years ago) I was doing research at either/both the EDD or BLS for “handcrafters” (beadwork falls into this category) and found that the average wage was below the poverty line (IIRC). Looking it up at thisContinue reading “A different “business” model”
I haven’t done any work with my hands for the past few days — and I’m feeling it. I’ve been largely reading (big emphasis on reading), writing (to see if I could/did want to do that for a living — after a full day of writing, I got very deep into my own thoughts [notContinue reading “Creative Desert”