School ends in two weeks, and then begins the Summer Of No Income!

Since he’s working part-time at a school, my husband has no work and therefore no income all summer. Instead, he’s taking a couple classes, working towards finishing his degree. He’s doing a couple community theater things that will pay (a pittance), but otherwise… we’ve been socking away money to pull out in one-month increments all summer until his work starts up again and he can be paid once more.

BUT! He got word that next year he will have at least TWICE, if not THREE TIMES the hours…!

Pardon me for a moment while I faint. *_*

Studio Time

Being an artist-wife/musician-husband team means that we have to negotiate our various studio times. My husband had an urgent music arranging project, which he’s finishing up this week, but because of it, he’s needed all the studio time for the past two weeks – meaning I’ve gotten very little of it, and my work is falling behind. I have two calls for entry coming up that I want to be ready for, and I’m not sure whether or not I’ll have everything done. But I’ll do my best!

Renovations

Still working on my renovations, and things are going well! We’ve moved out some old broken furniture and brought in some new (not very high quality, but adequate) pieces of furniture. We’ve moved shelves and storage around, and suddenly our living space is FAR more open and usable. And happy. Did I mention happy?

In addition, I have been learning how to be more kind to myself. How to take breaks, even small. How to take time for myself. I’m taking baby steps, but I feel as though I’m making progress… because I’m much happier than I was a year ago. Even three months ago. This is good, and good things are coming. 🙂 I am building them.

Links

From Alyson B. Stanfield’s Art Biz Blog: 16 Ways to Demonstrate Your Art Has Value