Back in the Studio

I’m back in my chair, pushing my cat away from my keyboard as I read email and type another blog entry. I’m doing my best to sustain the after vacation glow. I want to get out and walk on those wet cobblestones of Edinburgh. I like cities.

There, I said it.

Many people squint their faces when I get enthusiastic about walking the cracked pavement of urban areas. Admittedly, I need a respite now and again from the city, but I’m craving the energy of building my business and talking about my work -I can only get that in a dense area, unlike Raleigh.

Although, back in my home base of Raleigh, I need to work smarter and more effectively about getting my work noticed: more press releases, more kits, a marketing plan that works as hard as I do. That’s on the design board and I’ll make Andrew plan my strategy. I need a calendar that dictates to me since I’m so free-wheelin’ when it comes to creativity –sheesh! I have to be.

I worked extremely hard last year putting in more hours in a week than I can count, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m hoping this year will pay off -economy be damned.

Across the seas, I would check my email on occasion to make sure the business was still tended. I wouldn’t respond, but at least check those emails that needed to be addressed upon my return. I received some orders and because I checked myPaypal account (across the seas) they flagged my account, refusing my re-entry. Dammit.

So, now I sit here, helpless while Paypal ‘reviews’ my secret answers to confirm I am who I am -sound familiar? Heh. I’m sitting in my own little box, albeit much prettier and comfortable than conjured memories of old war movies as my orders also sit partially completed until I can get my account released.

Now I think I”ll begin my list of business to-do’s for the beginning of the week:

Make frames
Copyright my images
Review a contract
Work on a custom order (details forthcoming)
Clean up my Web site
Work on new product development

That’s just to start.

At least I can look forward to returning to the gym as I didn’t lose a pound with all that walking. Maybe I’ll surprise Amy by showing up to yoga…

Meanwhile, here are some travel updates:
Passport Panic
Last Night in London: British Museum Surprises
Edinburgh: Our Apartment
Happy Christmas
Christmas Eve
Infamous London Fog
Business Class & the Crying Class

4 thoughts on “Back in the Studio

  1. Penny A says:

    Welcome home! So glad you are back safe & sound (albeit with a few extra strands of grey, after the passport delimna)! Thanks, again, for sharing this beautiful journey! Nothing like vicarious travel to give one the travellin’ jones – ha!
    – penny

  2. CREATIVEGoddess says:

    Thanks! I love travelling but I also love home.

    Believe me, we’re definitely jonesin’ for more excursions.

    Later, I’ll be posting illos, too.

    Thanks for reading.

  3. Jeanne Rhea says:

    So nice to read your travels/travails! It sounds like as long as you travel with Andrew, you will not have to worry too much. That would have been terrible if the passport “fix” had not worked—but at least it sounds like you were not letting it get you down.

  4. CREATIVEGoddess says:

    I knew that in the end, I wouldn’t lose my life over it, just postpone it a bit. I’m sure that I would have been as capable as Andrew but “someone” needed to babysit the fat, troublesome cats!๐Ÿ™‚

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