Friday, April 14, 2017

Busy Buttons

All of the things that can happen...


A week ago my button maker cracked, the casing just gave out, exactly 3 months after purchase.  I am very lucky that I was still able to return the old machine for a full refund.  I didn't really know what to do, I have just started making buttons, I hated to stop.  SO!  I bought an #UPGRADE!

Meet button maker 2.0!

It has a much better action and far less miss-pins/failures.  I was able to spend the morning making brand new buttons!  Good thing too, last week I added in a raffle box, full of button sets and depleted some inventory.

It's weird to think how a new medium can be so fulfilling.  I find I have less and less time to make art.  Never time to paint.... I'm currently designing a new production, Max has started Baseball, work is in full swing.  Working weekends, with holidays mixed in.  I am very lucky that I have been able to find time for myself.  I just wish I had another 18 hours a day, that no one else can have... then maybe I could catch up.

I've started yoga again, it helps.  My body was feeling old, and filled with aches and pains.  Finding time for myself has been hard, but I'm a work in progress.  So, here's to making art and spending time doing what we need and want, and making those things equal.

More coming soon!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

The understanding:

"International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity."
This is the quote at the top of the homepage for:

In the news:

The Fearless Girl

My achievements:
Today I was on "strike". I did not go to work.  I did not check email. Instead, I made art. All different kinds of art. Buttons, burp cloths, pussy hats, and paintings. I supported a small woman run business. I processed orders, made new things, and prepped for the days to come. If I can get this done in an 8 hour day, imagine what I could do in 40 hours a week. Today I lived a dream, it was sweet.

Thank you to the women who suffered and lead the way for me today. I am lucky to have my work, both inside and outside the home. Here's to finding new hope in the days to come.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello.... again....

Let's do this again....

I'm a few years older, wiser.... Well, a hell of a lot busier.  I've gone back to the real world.  I work 40 hours a week outside of the studio.  My son is now 6-1/2.  I found that over the last few years I stopped making art.  I just made what was asked, the shop closed.  Time is hard to find when you are always playing catch up.

Well, I am working to have time.  Not just spinning wheels trying to stay put.  Times are different now.  I am trying to find time for myself, find out what I need, not just what others need from me.

I find that the news is making me angry, so to fight the anger I am practicing Art Therapy...... I make Buttons and Pussy Hats...

So.  Hello..... I'm Janie..... I make art...

Here is where I will share it with you....

New Art, New Items in the store.... maybe even a new look....

Check back, things are happening.....

Make Art Every Day!