Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Kingdom of Procrastination....

'Imaginary Dandelions'

Am I the only one who visits there occasionally (or, OK, often maybe) ? I'm really trying to get some large boxes together to ship some framed photography in but I'm sitting here blogging instead. I think my rationalizing starts with 'well, I'll just check my Etsy shop while I print out these labels' which leads to, 'hmmm, I really wanted to post in my blog today, let me do that right quick', which is followed by 'wow, it's 2:30 already, I think I better eat lunch'......meanwhile the labels finished printing an hour ago and I'm still sitting here with open boxes ready to be sealed, labeled and taken to the post office which of course closes at 4:00. Did I mention that I've been trying to get these boxes to Michigan for at least a month now? LOL. Don't worry, it's not an order from a customer, nothing like that. It's an open ended agreement as far as their arrival date with a gallery/shop up there. First I didn't know how to best package them (six large framed photos with glass). I finally figured that out but didn't have the right sized boxes. Then there was the money issue because I knew it was going to cost a lot to ship them and I mysteriously stopped having sales in my Etsy shop and at the farmer's market. They've picked back up this week though so I feel more comfortable about going ahead and shipping them. Then I went all over town yesterday to see if I could find boxes to ship them in that I didn't have to purchase but nothing was to be found in the size I needed (at least 20"x20"). So I finally caved in and went to office max and paid for one. Now it's just getting it all together and to the post office. Sheesh, why do I have to make things so difficult?

Now, I think I'm going to go downstairs and get that lunch...




'Sunny Side Up'




'Imaginary Dandelions Part Deux'

6 comments:

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

I know exactly what you mean! My day is without a fixed schedule and I make it up as I go along. Normally, I start by checking out my Etsy shop, my emails, Majaba view counter (i'm addicted!), then taking photos of my jewelry, packaging up my orders...if any to mail out, then designing at some point in the day. I'm trying to get the mailing out to 3 times a week instead of potentially everyday. You are not alone! You are definitely not alone...and I'm not either. I feel so good! Thanks! ;)

P.S. How is Dawanda? I saw your flickr photos below and checked it out. Is anyone really buying from that site? I checked out some of the jewelry sites and it seemed very sparse as far as sales. Also, the site set-up/the design and "look" is not anywhere close to etsy. I'd like to try another site but trying to figure out which would be the best to commit my time and effort to. Any suggestions/comments would be appreciated by Convo'g me at stacysdesigns88.etsy.com

Thanks! Stacy ;)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful work!! I just added you as a favorite on etsy.

ThePeachTree said...

Your images always make me smile :) Oh, and I LIVE in the Kingdom of Procrastination!!

HINT Jewelry Design said...

I hear ya! I love to get distracted by the details, so lately I've taken to reading the book "4 Hour Work Week." Wow, it's amazing how this guy organizes his day. I'm successfully avoiding implementing one of his ideas right now, but choosing to surf the net instead of get things done. Oh well, tomorrow's another day :(

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I know! The day slips away so easily once I get on the computer. And I feel like I am always on the computer. Hummmmm.

Cailin Yates 16785083 Arbonne International said...

completely relate to that entire post! and I really love the dandelions...