Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Update



Here is the Rosita commission piece, my first Eberl! Brigitte is an amazing talent as a sculptor, and I can't believe how prolific she is. If I could paint as much as she sculpts, my life would be so much better ;-)

Unfortunately, that's all I've got to show this week. I'm still prepping a couple of things, and I've had to do some organizing and paperwork in the studio so I don't have much to show. I have to do my state dept. of revenue taxes (I hate hate HATE doing taxes) and I also start getting last year's paperwork together for tax purposes. I have to start early because it stresses me out so much. I actually worry about taxes and my business almost every day. I can honestly say that I hate having a business license, I hate the pressure it puts on me to sell everything and constantly produce. I'm used to being successful at the things that I try, but I just can't paint fast enough, or sell enough to even make a modest profit. And facing my accountant every year with my paltry earnings is really squirm-inducing, let me tell ya. I know that I'm a good artist, it's just the business side of it that's really hard and stressful for me.  I don't know, maybe I'm just going through the mid-winter blahs! I need to get somewhere where it's sunny LOL! I always go into a kind of funk this time of year because of the weather, but this year it's extra-bad.

4 comments:

Erin said...

Hang in there Carol. Your art is so amazing, I would never want to see the business side of it impede your ability to keep producing what you do!

Carol H. said...

Oh, I'm sure it will get better eventually. I get in such a mood when I sit down with the paperwork, though 8-/

kaephiana said...

Carol, I adore her :o) Thank you!! And thanks to Erin for sending me your way :o)

elf said...

I hear you! I've thought about going into business many times but I know that I don't have the right mindset or personality to make it work. I want the sun so bad it's depressing! I can't wait for summer.