Things To Do...

My head is filled with things I have to do, things I'd like to do and things I'd like to look into doing. Trouble is I never seem to get any of it done.

First, I'd like to spruce things up around here. Freshen my website and shop, make things cleaner and do some editing (probably the hardest thing for me to do!). That shouldn't be too hard and I've been toying with the idea for too long. After my sale ends on Thursday I will sit down and work on my shop and website. There, I wrote it so now I will do it.

Then there's that little Sculpey cuddly I made the other night. Got 5 times the positive response my latest painting did and I think it's a sign to get moving on figures. Again, this is an idea that I've thought about, researched and gotten overwhelmed by many, many times over the past few years. But how cute would a little Uni Yeti or Sweet Lobotomy with removable head-slice and knife be? I think I have enough characters to work with. I need to stop being afraid of things I want to do and just do them.

Ed and I were talking just yesterday about this very topic. He read this from "For the Benefit of All Beings, His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva",

(from Shantideva) "Let me first consider my reserves ----

   To start or not to start accordingly.

   It might be better not to start,

           But once begun, I should not then withdraw.

Before we do anything, we should always ask ourselves whether we will be able to do it properly and complete it. If the answer is no, we should not start. Leaving tasks uncompleted creates a habit for the future. So once we have begun something, we should be sure not to go back on our decision."

I know I can accomplish these things and do them properly. I just ordered our tickets for NYCC and I'm going to email a few people who may have some insight into what I want to do. I am officially beginning something. You're all welcome along for the ride.


Have a great week!