Now the studio is completed (except for … )

Well, the structure is done. Windows in, electricity, flooring, loft (for storage) painted … Now it needs to get organized.  What I thought was just my studio (which would give me a place for working ALL my art projects) has become our work shop/studio. IE I am relegated into choosing 1 thing to work on at any time (aside secretarial crap for him). He is doing 2 things, stained glass and minor repair of furniture.  Anyway, my dreams of having a private workshop where no one hangs over my shoulder and critics everything I do (IE telling me I am doing it wrong because HE would never do it this way … ) has been shot to heck and I continue to have that annoying shadow following me EVERYWHERE!

I will be posting photos of the place soon as I get the camera out here.  We still need a heater, shades and he is currently working on a peg system to hang the reeds for my baskets … Oh yeah! Did I tell you I was going to do baskets?  Hope you are all having a great day!

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For fun …

Those of you who have a Kindle should relate to this ….   I was looking for something fun to use on my Kindle when I take bus rides to the bigger cities (usually between 1 – 3 hours depending on where we go.) and I ran across a tarot app and a runes app. Both are free for the basics. I ran 3 readings on myself on two separate days. Just a three card/rune set up. No particular question, just a general all around reading to see what happened. All six told me that I was having conflicts, and things holding me back. They were right on the mark that I have been having doubts and questions about my choice continue working my summer job. I mean I don’t make much yet when I start working my husband’s medical gets cut. Even with the job we can’t afford the $175 ever two weeks for his puffer, so instead of getting ahead, it shoots us backwards to where I am further behind on paying off debt and such. So I made up my mind to change a few things.

1. I won’t be working next year at the park. Sure it is only 2 – 3 days a week and gets me out of the house, but it isn’t worth it.

2. I am not doing the job rehab thing. Sure it would be nice to get out of the house and actually earn some spending money, but lets face it. Those programs will not take someone in their late 50’s early 60’s seriously when it comes to learning a new trade or upgrading old skills! PLUS I can’t be working while I am training nor would I be making any money!

3. I will go back to my crafts and choose one (or two) that I can perfect at home and start selling over the internet and at shows in larger cities.  My problem is which to settle on so I won’t get bored with just the one (or two) things!

After coming to this conclusion, I did another reading on both the cards and runes. Guess what it said! Basically that with patience and once I narrow my choices, I am on the right path and that I need to focus on that choice! How is that for a just for fun reading! Hope you all have a great week!

School daze …

I have (maybe) a chance to go back to college and follow a dream of mine.  There are two problems with this … Well, maybe more than two….  In the Dakotas or at least where I live, jobs are few and far between. Not to say there is not a need for trade skills such as nursing, electrical, construction and farm labor, but on my end the four I have listed I can not do or rather have problems with.  Nursing. I use to do in home care and helping those who were in the nursing homes. Problem here?  I tend to develop gastrial/intestinal problems when working with people who are ill (well, to be honest when I work around people in general). Electrical/construction. What some people find a twinge when touching anything electric, I find it hits me like a ton of bricks, and construction, my knees are bad, I don’t do well with heights and I can’t lift/carry anything over 35 lbs. 50 lbs max as long as it is a saddle or dog kibbles.  Farm labor? I am a 55+ year old white female. I still fight to find anyone who will hire me because I am neither male nor Hispanic.  So I choose a duel course in CAD-CAM and computer programing…  I am not being told that no one is hiring in those areas where I live (big whoop! As if anyone would hire me anyway in this town) and I have to work in a big city because I have to work at the boss’s won’t hire independent contractors due to the fact they want to keep the work as their own (As if I want to keep what I do for someone else!) so I am told that this is not for me. Problem is I have no interest in any other courses, and the guy I have been working with is less than enthusiastic plus hasn’t gotten back to me due to sever health issues!  I am signed up with the college, but not sure if it will happen… decisions, decisions! Not sure what to do next… Just saying.

A wish, a dream, but is it real … part 1

I have been having this on going daydream, or dream, or even wish. It began when I was little and was refined when I saw a small cabin in Utah some 24 years or so ago. I started seeing the cabin in the woods and over the years it has sort of grown into a full fledged dream and wish. The more I think about it the more I need to fulfill this dream. How does one go about this? First, you set your goals, including researching locations and costs. I know that I probably won’t gain the amount of money it would take to make this dream come to fruition, but that hasn’t stopped me from searching for the perfect spot and designing the place from the ground up.
I will start by saying this place must be butted up to BLM land with a mountain as part of the land, and about 40 acres from the mountain to the entrance. It will have a river and trees surrounding it with plenty of room for an artist colony in front of the actual living area where a main house, cabin, barn and gardens fill the rest of the property.
The cabin:
This is a two story (possibly barn style) cabin which is set off away from the main house and barn. The bottom floor consists of a living room, kitchen and dinette while the top floor has a bedroom and bath. How would you set this place up? Let me know.