Is it REALLY THAT LONG since I blogged !!! Well I didn't intend it to be but Facebook seems to have taken over as the place where I have been following my arty pursuits. I guess I got to thinking that this wasn't the place to keep shoving my arty endeavours onto you as I started this blog as a craft blog and it seems forever since I have crafted.
I have decided that it is time for me to start another blog to share my art but I'm not sure where I am headed with it so it could take a while... I will share it with you when I get it up and running. As well as my drawing and painting I am playing with new ideas for re-using artworks to create new collage pieces so I guess the piece of art below kinda falls into the crafty arena as I actually used paper and glue :)
I'm sorta feeling like I'm between a rock and a hard place at the moment because I am dancing around so many things in my head that I feel it will burst if I don't calm down. I've been toying with the idea for a while of opening an etsy store to sell my artwork and collage sheets but first off all I have to manoeuvre the benefits system because due to ongoing illness I am unable to work a regular job.
For months I have looked into being self employed but with so much conflicting advice I keep coming up against a hard 20ft brick wall. Who would have thought that in 2013 when the government are so intent on getting people back to work that they would make it so flippin' hard for someone who truly wants to work to do so :(
If any of you in the UK have any advice you can share I would be grateful. At the moment it seems I only have two options.... stay on benefits and just keep hoarding my makes and sharing with no-one even if someone would be willing to buy them...... OR.... go self employed , come off benefits altogether and starve until someone buys something off me ( or not) lol.... not much off a choice is it?
Wow that was a bit of a rant wasn't it... and here you were probably hoping to see pretty things. I will do better next post... I promise.
Hope you are all good and enjoying your own crafty goings on