This month's topic is "Do you take a holiday from your art/craft?"
When I travel, especially back to England etc, I do take a break from my art. Metal clay and anodizing aluminum aren't things that are easily portable, so they stay behind. My mind however doesn't take a complete break. When I see or hear something inspiring, ideas develop and I try to find a way to incorporate that into a design that I can work on when I get home again. But it does feel like I have a holiday and a break from it.
I do find however, that I don't tend to take a holiday from my business. When I'm not at home, and not creating, for the last 20 months or so, I've still kept up with my daily blogging. It is very rare when I don't blog everyday. I enjoy it a lot - otherwise I wouldn't do it...So even if I'm not creating, I'm still "working" in that I'm still publicizing my work and my online stores are still open and I respond to queries etc.
|Photo by © Ahmed Amir|
But while I won't be blogging daily, I am selling at the Farmer's Market on Sunday so it's not a complete work holiday! I actually booked it intentionally while my sister was here, as I thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together. And I won't be closing my online stores....
Hmmmm.....It's made me think....maybe I should take complete breaks from all business related things, as well as creating. I wonder what the other merrier's do? Click on the links below and find out:
Samantha at Vintage is for lovers - http://www.vintageisforlovers.com/
Jen at Painted Fish Studio - http://paintedfishstudio.com/
Bethany at Dirksen Dabbles - http://www.dirksendabbles.com/
Laura at Blue Terracotta - http://blueterracotta.com/
Monika at Red2White - http://red2white.wordpress.com/
Mitsy at ArtMind - http://artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com
Kim at Vilt a la Kim - http://viltalakim.com/blog/
Sara at Crafts of Texture - http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com
Mariana at Florcita - http://florcita.eu/wordpress/
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent - http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com
Ruth at Birdland Creations - http://insidetheartisan.blogspot.com
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