I have pretty much given up the Art shows. I am still doing the art, but I found myself working overtime to get projects out for the shows and I wasn't enjoying it anymore. I felt like I was making "factory art"--no feeling going into it, just trying to get out another piece. So, I still paint and make jewelry but I do it when I WANT to do it, not just to build up inventory.
I have started making soap, lip balm, lotions, and perfume and have really enjoyed this endeavor. I made most of the family soap and lotions for Christmas and that was very time consuming.
|Goodies from a recent haul @ goodwill.|