Honestly, I don't really know how long I have been making jewelry and everything else. I THINK it's been between 4 and 5 years, which is totally absurd in my book. I cannot believe it has been that long. But here's the thing. I have never paid myself. I HAVE traded for things, like portraits and iron-ons (Hi Jessica!) but I have never given myself permission to spend something on myself. So I decided it was time to change that. =D
I have been keeping my eye on a pair of boots (cowboy, not trendy fashionable ones... not sure I could pull that look off) I set myself some guidelines for when I would let myself get them. And, by golly, when everything was squared away as I wanted, with the proper balance in my checking account, I sure did go buy them. They are my new pride and joy. They're nothing special. Very plain. Just as I wanted.
Now I just need some longer pants...
And remember that New Years resolution of mine? The one about me trying something new each week (unless I have orders to fill... orders trump experimenting) and blogging about it, and posting pictures on FB and all that good stuff? Well, what do you know? I actually did it. It's a good start to the year, I think.
I haven't come up with a name for it yet, but I really like it. I've already figured out some ways to improve it for the next time. I think it's a very satisfactory first try at something new. What do you think?