I’m not sure how I feel about various interpretations of “collective” – I’m going to be more specific and say that I want a loose association of collaborators – not, for example, housemates of some kind or other, as apparently some folks think of this as a living situation rather than a working life situation. So. Collaborate: yes. Join a housing situation….meh, no thanks.
studio space has allowed this one to move along nicely.
Fabric items, some wood, some assemblages, a few handbound books, and some pen & ink.
that absolutely no one manages to search on this concept (“art collective”) before entering it as a goal; with the result that there are…was it 2,037 similar entries for goal titles? ::chortle::
So yeah. This might happen. Stay tuned.
So, I thought this was going to be a far-off, longer term goal given my current circumstances, but it turns out there’s a local shared workspace in a huge warehouse that opened up, and I got a membership with them, and ended up sharing space with someone who already had space there (I’m on a waitlist for my own space, but it’s 150 people long). It’s just a “cubicle” but you can build it out (and up) to suit your needs. People are great, and it’s a great community, really encouraging and a mix of quiet and noisy spaces. Just what I needed and in my budget.
So far, so good. (keep going, run run run)
So, I’m considering that attending the Acadia National Park night sky festival counts toward this goal. It’s too early yet to view the northern lights, but going up there to spend a lot if time viewing the night sky, the milky way, and everything else I can see unaided (no telescope), that feels like a step towards my goal. ;)
Just ordered a book on the history of Nepal. :)
Have started saving up to go, and budgeting for the trip.
2 mile walks, daily for 2 weeks to getback in shape (cardio) before trying to jog yet. Really ‘fell off the wagon’ after being sick for 2 months straight this winter.
Oh yes, there will be onsen and ryokan in my plans. Baaaaaaaths. Restful baths. And quiet inns. :)
I noticed that one of my entries got posted about 4 times (quadruplicate?) – I deleted it so now there should only be one entry about having lost a few pounds.
I’m maintaining weight for now, but keeping my food intake nutritious and under sensible control. Just have to do some more cardio (tomorrow’s plans include a nice long walk/run and some yoga to stretch first; likewise for the monday holiday).
so there may be studio space in-home.
I’ve been reading what other established authors have to say about self-publishing and essentially self-marketing and selling their own books… I’m wondering – now that there are less hurdles to entry (print on demand, social media, available ISBNs if you meet certain qualifications, etc) if that isn’t a good way to exercise some creative control as well as financial sense (and less legal entanglement over creative rights, copyright control). I already have plenty of the necessary financial, marketing & sales skills, and since my original intentions are pretty modest (some cookbooks as gifts, some photography, that sort of thing) – seems like a good, scalable way to start…
Planning month-by-month which projects and how many hours they need; basically realized I only need to treat my own projects with the same degree of planning & organization and deadlines that I do for projects at the office. Why should the office be the only one to benefit from my own skills…and not me? facepalm anyway. that’s my story. We’ll see what’s next!
Went snowshoeing today courtesy of a friend’s kind donation of a spare, wrong-size-for-her set of snowshoes. Yay! It was a lot of fun and we’re already planning some escapades with bird watching in the snow. It’s going to be awesome and it’s great cardio workout (which is what I need).
A friend has been instigating the formation of a posse for this crazy surfing endeavor. I approve. I think it’s hilarious that I’m not the only one loony enough to think this will be fun. On the east coast. This may happen after all.
Hooooray. I’ll take what progress I can get. Still gotta up the cardio though.
intermittently following up on that goal. going to try to make sure I do this at least 5x / week now.
well, now it’s official. I’ve got a goal – it’s a little daunting, but it’s even more disturbing that my weight has crept up a couple pounds each year, sneaking up on me. The bottom line? daily exercise, and mentally treat the exercise time as though it were a medical Rx, which in a way, it is. I think I’ll make a little tray for my exercise bike (admittedly, a woefully underutilized item in my home) so that I can set down a book while I work on my cardio rates.