Creative Journaling into the New Year – And A Giveaway
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and as usual, it is a time for reflection and goal-making. One year ago, I sat around watching bad television as my life drifted by. I had too much free time. I was lethargic and lonely. I certainly did not make stuff with regularity.
Jewelry was something I admired and bought.
Art classes were out of the question – create in front of people!?
Today, my television watching habits are still horrifying, but I am an energized woman leading a creative life. I have made friends and found fulfillment through blogging, classes, and creative groups.
I have my own line of jewelry that I design and make by hand. I have an etsy shop and have had two trunk shows (both of which were successes). My business is already in the black. I have learned the importance and satisfaction of buying handmade. I am happy.
As we move into 2009 I plan to continue to develop a business plan, make jewelry and whatever else strikes my fancy. I will get the ball rolling by using steps laid out in The Creative Entreprenuer: A DIY Visual Guidebook to Making Businesses Ideas Real. The Creative Entreprenuer combines visual journalling with strategic planning. As a former strategic planner who has been intimidated by visual journalling, I find this book just as useful as it’s intended users – visual journallers who have little experience with strategic planning.
As I make my way through this journal I will share selected pages with you.
Are you interested in this book? Lucky you – I am giving away a copy. If you would like to be entered for the drawing of a copy of The Creative Entrepreneur, leave a comment here by January 5. Anyone can enter – don’t worry about international mail. Mailing things is fun!