Monday, June 21, 2010

A Race To The ... Starting Line

I've been super busy getting ready for the exhibition and the re-opening of my Etsy shop.  I've got a great big to do list that involves all sorts of logistics, research, planning and doing.  It's a big list, but one that I'm more than happy to be working through.  I think it's my favourite to do list ever.

Late last night, when I was tired and wanted to stop, I thought "gee I'll be so happy when I get all this work finished.  Just a few more weeks and it will all be done".

And then it occurred to me!  This isn't a project that will be finished shortly.  This is a beginning.  The beginning.  This is the start of my creative business.  This is a race ... to the starting line.

So today I grabbed my to do list and I added some things for late July and early August.  A few things that will give me focus and keep the momentum beyond the starting point.  Don't worry, I gave myself some time to celebrate and unwind after the initial sprint.  I just wanted to help myself move into the marathon part of my journey with a sense of purpose and some direction.

Oh, and just to clarify, because I've seen a few people mention the wrong date around blogland.  The opening night for my exhibition is July 22nd.  I don't want you to get all rugged up and come out tomorrow night.  There won't be anything to see except a closed cafe.


  1. That embroidery is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.... I wish I had the time to do all the things inside my head.

  2. Love the embroidery too. AND woohoo exhibit in a few days, cant wait to see it virtually my lovely. You must have lots of butterflies, sooooo wish i could transport myself over there. xxx

  3. oh I know that feeling well...comes with the territory, but much like giving birth, as soon as it's over, the amount of work & pain is forgotten and there is only pure joy!! Can't wait to hear all about your exhibit!!! Take lots of pics, love!

  4. I'm very excited and I can't wait to dress up in my party frock for the grand opening!

  5. very exciting journey for you, enjoy it!

  6. i only wish i could be in australia on july 22nd.
    (ps, your stitches are beautiful on that fishie)

  7. Great idea to pencil in the life beyond the big date, and look at the long term. That's even more exciting than the exhibition.... it's the actual journey. Go you.

  8. Long term planning is something I need to learn to do. Practice, practice, practice.

    I'm truly looking forward to the reopening of the etsy shop!