Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weaving it all together

if only it was this easy to see the light sometimes
 I am pretty proud of my colleagues.  I was having a chat with a co-worker, oh She That I Have Been Threatening to Get Together With And Actually Work on our Blogs and we decided to sit down and brainstorm about marketing ideas.  We picked a date and time, threw it our there to our retailers and son of a gun, everyone showed up.  4 weeks in a row.  AND in that 4 weeks we conceived of a community shop hop, planned, printed, passed out, promoted collated, explained, exclaimed and ran a 14 business promotion and Lord have mercy, people came, had a blast and visited places in out neighborhood they had never seen before.  SO proud we pulled it off. And the best part? had fun doing it.
patching things together is NEVER this clean
 That said, STILL feel like I am piecing things together to try to make it all happen.  Juggling commissioned client work, consignments, art and family time, chasing down friends so I don't lose them, freaking out over IT issues and health care benefits, staff schedules, laundry and carpools, weddings and funerals, medical appointments and tax returns.  Hmmm, wait a minute.  Isn't that life?  Mine at least.
this reminds me of our creative collective