Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Old Habits Die Hard

Again my blog has been quiet as so much has been going on but here I am again. I woke absolutely exhausted this morning as I have been up from midnight till about two or three am most nights for a couple of weeks now. Paid work has been quiet however I have had plenty to consume me of late.

Working for oneself demands flexibility, commitment and mental energy that is for sure. I am working on developing multiple streams of income while staying authentic in my life by pursuing other things like my book. This book is not being written to make money from but to contribute and help others. After catching up with work I also started developing Ebay templates to sell. I have some lovely original graphic illustrations that are just collecting dust so I thought why not turn them into a product. The revamp of my Creative Wand web site earlier this year was delayed through client commitments and interruptions so I have been chipping away it this week. Additionally updated have to my art site like more details about each painting and prices but haven’t uploaded it yet.

Being now Spring, Spring-cleaning has been underway in my home. The intention is to make more space. At present I work in the middle of my dining room, which cuts out the most social room in my house and I am itching to entertain. The paintings that are not hanging in galleries are stored in one of my large bedrooms and it has become apparent that they are consuming too much space so I am considering a generous studio sale later this year.

We have had a couple of sunny days this week at long last! I am acheing for the warmer weather. Please break up the cabin fever of winter! The sun brings with it more life and I long for days in the garden, walking, bbq’s and anything else the finer weather brings. Meanwhile the weather is intermittent and I plan to get back to the gym knowing it gives me more energy and spark.

I am content with who I am and my life right now, however I am unsure of my direction as far as work goes. I am not stressing but simply wondering what I really should be focusing on. I know I am meant to be writing this book but apart from that I am not really sure. All will be revealed in time and so l keep chipping away at the book, my health, ideas in my work area, socialising and contributing where I can and always giving thanks for all the good in every day.


Jean Levert Hood said...

Kayleen, this is a gorgeous painting. I checked your website, and the Sunflower painting is a "wow" also!

Kayleen West. said...

Thanks Jean.

Lauren said...

Sounds like you are doing well to me Kayleen. Keep chipping away!

dave said...

Hi Kayleen, have you read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho? The characters in this story follow "omens", little signposts, you could say in life, that we should take notice of. I recently read this book on my last trip up to Far North Queensland.
Worth borrowing from the library.
Cheers, Dave

Kayleen West. said...

Hi Lauren an Dave.
Thank for the comments. No I havent read that book. I will hunt it out.

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