Tuesday, 21 May 2013

What to do?? A navel gazing post without pictures

    I have been pondering what to do with my business, well it's hardly a business - more of a thing.  I've been looking for answers, as you do, which way to go? What to focus on?  and there's so many possibilities it's driving me mental! I guess this is how religious beliefs start because I'm now looking for signs! Send me a sign!!       
    Anyway I just saw a dead duck in the canal, which made me think of how popular the dead-bird-thing is.  Are we killing of the bird as a popular symbol of freedom or something? Or is it just another way of looking at a bird??  From underneath or captured or dead. 
    My large question is – Is The Strange Bird dead?? Would it be more popular if it was??

    I was going to put all that on Facebook but it was getting too long and I’m terrified of being honest on Facebook , also it does sound slightly like I might be suicidal, I’m not by the way, (phew) but I may still kill off The Strange Bird.
     I’ve read in those ‘how to blog’ books that you need to write lists as they are great and people love them! I can’t think of anything more boring than reading other peoples lists but maybe I’m missing the point – maybe they don’t mean Wilkos shopping list?
   So just to see if lists are boring or not, here’s my list of possibilities which doesn't help at all it just makes me confused: 

1 Make bags?
2 Make Creature kits?
3 Make brooches?
4 Make all three?
5 Print tee shirts and get a market stall?
6 Get a pop up shop?
7 Organise workshops?
8 Go for fundraising to get some money to open a workshop for screen printing and sewing?
9 Do all eight!
10 Just do illustrations?
11 Write kids stories?
12 Carry on with the ‘How to do’ in the Making Saloon Blog?
13 See if I can get something published in a crafty magazine?
14 Forget it all and get a job back in catering?
15 Volunteer for something, somewhere other than catering?
16 Do a course at college?
17 Do a course on line?
18 Teach myself something new from books?
19 Move house?
20 Move to another country?
21 Arrggg!!!!

I’m now off to draw a dead Strange Bird to see if it makes me happy or not.