Hello September!

First things first; above is the only print I carved in all of August, and I have to say that even though it was more of a challenge for myself than it was meant to be useful, it just didn't make me happy. When I clicked over to Modish biz tips today and saw that I'm not the only one seemingly in a creative funk, I decided to join in with the monthly goal meetup.

September goals:
1. Unslumpify yo'self, girl. (This one is Jena's but completely captures my mood.)
2. Read a book that has nothing to do with design.
3. Set aside one working day each week to be creative...no blogs, magazines, hunting for inspiration; only drawing, printing, carving, sewing allowed.
4. Introduce new website design and contact 3 brick and mortar stores each week regarding wholesaling.

That should do it. I think number 3 will be most valuable. I've been spending much too much time looking for inspiration, but not doing anything with it. Wish me luck!



paperhill 9/1/09, 11:42 AM  

sounds great! i think i'm going to sit down today and write up my september goals. good luck with yours!

Liz 9/1/09, 11:43 AM  

Hey Sam
Great goals. Love your #3. Looking inside instead of outside is what my sept is hopefully going to be all about.

Deb 9/1/09, 12:11 PM  

good luck for your goals. #3 is always hard for me too, esp. on the web, there's so much great stuff out there to look at!
Best! Deb

Angie 9/1/09, 1:31 PM  

Great goals. Your work is fantastic. Please keep us posted on your experience with Brick & Mortar.

abt arcade 9/1/09, 3:17 PM  

best of luck to you! loving your blog....

Cyn 9/1/09, 3:18 PM  

#3 is so smart and worthwhile! I may have to adopt that goal unofficially. Good luck this month, Sam.

Lisa 9/1/09, 5:16 PM  

Great goals - I should adopt #3. I tend to do a lot of "research" and consume waaay too much eye candy, when really I should just get to work. I find a lot of times I am most creative when I've gone on an "inspiration fast."

Melanie 9/1/09, 7:38 PM  

Not sure if you're a foodie like me, but my "fun" reading right now is "My Life in France" by Julia Child. After seeing Julie & Julia I had to read the book. And honestly, it's much better than the movie. Best of luck with September!

bink & boo 9/1/09, 8:06 PM  

Welcome to the meetup Sam! I love goal #3.

Cheers to a wonderful month!

Sunshine and a smile,

My @ tha Hotness.com 9/1/09, 9:33 PM  

You can do it! How I do hate the slumps. Just take it one step at a time.

Jesse 9/1/09, 11:58 PM  

Number 2 appeals to me! But I agree, number 3 is probably the most important; I find it difficult to work on things that I'm not sure are going to work, but that's also the most exciting part of what I do.

Anonymous,  9/2/09, 7:19 AM  

I love your list. All are definable, and achievable. But also simple and essential. Good luck.

Kedzie 9/2/09, 7:55 AM  

Fabulous list of goals. I agree getting away from the computer will help your creativity. Plus it's just healthier while the weather is nice. Save that holing up for later.

I just made my monthly goals for the first time and already love seeing everyone elses too. Very inspiring!

Anna 9/2/09, 12:29 PM  

I knew your business name looked familiar - I remember seeing you on 'artists who blog' - beautiful work! Great goals - number three is so key, even though sometimes I have to force myself to set aside the time.

Plushroom Soup 9/5/09, 5:32 PM  

Welcome to the meetup! I love the name of your biz, and I love your pillow slips--especially yarrow and branches.

Your #3 is a great goal--I should do more of that myself! Like Lisa, I tend to waste so much time "researching," which usually just means aimless surfing.

Best of luck in September!

Anonymous,  9/12/09, 6:58 AM  

Go-Sam-Go! Read a good book. Have you read Twilight? The series is sure to suck you in...

x Cheri

Nibby 9/14/09, 1:43 PM  

"I've been spending much too much time looking for inspiration, but not doing anything with it."

That's me in a nutshell! I'm always looking around and collecting, but never seem to let out my distilled ideas. I'm all clogged and saturated, and it's time to purge.

Good luck!


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