The weekend simply flew by. How I wish there were more hours in one day! We did laundry, worked, played (mostly doll house -w/little C), visited the zoo, went to a birthday party, the kids played outside with neighbors, had a couple of movie nights and poof we're back to Monday.
As far as my work is concerned, I still have some wall art that isn't ready for showing so my shop update isn't complete at all. I'm not beating myself up about it, because I'd rather only show work that I'm happy with. You can see a few new pieces here. I'm also participating in the spring themed Popppytalk Handmade Market and you can find my 'table' here. If you have a minute visit the site to check out the work of some wonderful artists!
Oh! There is one more thing that I actually got to do this weekend - READ! Ahhh... I'd forgotten what that feels like. I read Country Living's Crafting a Business which I received last week. I didn't know what to expect since I already had the bar set high by Craft Inc. which I bought and read about two months ago. I think that by having both books I have the best of both worlds. Country Living's book features artists that I didn't know anything about (except for Amy Butler of course) while in Craft Inc. I only learned about two new artists. The rest I'd heard/read a lot about. The biggest difference between the two books is that Country Living dedicates over half the book to the artists features and their inspiring stories (with lots of photos) and skims over the business details in short chapters at the end of the book. Craft Inc. on the other hand, gives many details and ideas about running a crafty business and the feature stories or interviews are much shorter (no photos at all - fine by me because I love the clean layout and design of the book). How I wish I had read these types of books when I got my start!
All in all it both books are a great read and I'll definitely be going through them a few more times - mostly for the stories about the artists. I love reading about how someone has 'made it' in their industry. It gives me higher hopes about what I'm doing myself.