Friday, December 01, 2019

When one can be an artist endeavoring to make money off the art, there’s always a point of which your art becomes a business. Many working artists resist this notion because to our minds, the artwork is pure and should not be tainted by things such as business and money. We have a problem with the business end of our art because we are artists, not accountants, and we are artistic, not number crunchers. Most of us dread turning our creativity into an income generating business because we don’t want to lose the pleasure in creating or lose our concentrate in the creative process when we have to sell sell sell.

I started considering this a long time ago once I started discussing what I did in my studio room as “work”, as in “I’ll work now!” after I remain my home in the morning. I did so not succeed in coming up with another word that didn’t sound totally contrived to spell it out what I do throughout the day. I go to my studio room and work– that’s it. And there are certain realities I’ve had to figure out how to deal with as a full-time self-employed musician, and these are the risks of being a working designer.

While it offers me great pleasure to utilize clay, I don’t make my pots solely for pleasure, I mainly do it so I can avoid having to move into that working workplace. Sometimes I must make things I don’t feel … Read the rest

10 IDEAS TO Maintaining Weight Loss For A Lifetime

This post may contain affiliate marketer links. Please, read my disclosure plan. 12 years and from my research/nutrition background. Today I needed to share with you just a little about my own experience with weight loss and provide you with some personal but also science-backed ideas for long-term weight reduction maintenance. First, a short run-down of my back story. I bounced around a bit in university, weight wise, but nothing extreme. The majority of my teenager and young adult life, I was a size 8 – sometimes 6, sometimes 10 – and I graduated college closer to the 10 side.

It was all those mango martinis and late-night snack foods that last semester whenever we were out celebrating. After college, and after I transferred to D especially.C. I began walking more, around the town just. I also started cooking more, here, and there. Then I started to get back into exercise.

As I began to lose weight, I began adopting more and more healthy habits. Ordering more healthy whenever we went out. Passing on a few of the treats they had at work. Making more of my own foods and snack foods. Year Getting results were encouraging and over the next, I lost more than 20 pounds. And I’ve kept it off for 12 years now almost, including through two pregnancies. And whew, was it harder after the second baby than the first! In addition, I’ve worked in the ongoing health and nutrition field that whole time, so I’ve seen … Read the rest