Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...

Alas, alack, I can no longer afford the luxury of being an artist who doesn't make any money (like most artists!)...so tomorrow I am back to work part-time, wearing my old, crumpled and sadly out-of-fashion hat of graphic designer.  This is good, because several years off to have a family have turned me into a semi-hermit and I've begun to doubt my ability to be a responsible adult and hold down a normal job...and of course, the getting paid part is definitely a bonus.  But it is also bad because there will be much less time for painting and stitching and other creative pursuits.  Ah well, such is life.  So things may be quieter in the attic, but I am not disappearing off into the sunset entirely.  And quality is better than quantity anyway, wouldn't you agree, so that's what I'll aim for!

As to other changes, I was rather horrified to be informed by the local Post office lady (as I posted off a small pile of parcels to giveaway winners, and Etsy customers), that as part of new security measures in the USA, any parcel going to the States that weighs more than 453g (yes, that last 3g is the killer!), will need to have a customs declaration on it AND it will cost $9AUD extra...even if it is just papers/documents.  Now the prints I posted today didn't weigh that much, so prints should be fine, but I imagine it will affect my original paintings.  So sadly I will have to increase some of my postage costs in my Etsy shop.  So if you wonder why, please remember, it's not my fault, really!

Well, first day back in the 9-5 daily grind tomorrow, so I'm off to bed early.  I'm nervous as all hell, but hopefully I won't do anything too disastrous or make too much of an idiot of myself (this from a woman who regularly falls UP stairs)!  'Night all...and here's Mr Bowie!

8 comments:

Julia Kelly said...

Change is hard isn't it? But sure you will do splendid in GD- and hope the adjustment goes well- and there still is time for the other art as well!

fabriquefantastique said...

lots of luck...I'm sure everything will be just fine.

Valerianna said...

Hope all goes well and that you love it! Oh dear, our US
gov. is sure scared these days... glad the print didn't cost more, if it did, I could chip in!

Abundance to you in your new job.

WOL said...

Ooo, don't get me started on the US government -I would be neither brief nor lady-like!

I'm glad you were able to get a job when you needed to. I think you will do fine, although it may initially be a challenge getting used to talking to adults again.

Jacky said...

Good luck back at work, I'm sure you will be fine and enjoy the interaction again.

Cant believe Australia Post are increasing charges again!!! I received a little package from the USA recently which cost the sender just over $3 to send to me. My return package of the same cost over $9!!!

Anyways, I'm off to get ready to go to work myself (luckily only three days a week). It means I can afford my paints and fabrics he hee!

Jacky xox

Joel Le Blanc said...

Balancing art, family and work is an art in itself! The first day back to work is always the hardest, but I am sure you will be fine. Best of luck and be sure to let everyone know how the week goes. :)

Debrina said...

It is a fine balance, isn't it! But we've got to survive too...and if that side of things isn't looked after then how can we possibly art? I have a full-time job, a husband, a two point five year old son and art...and, thankfully, I'm happy. You'll be just fine. :-)

Shannon said...

Bugger... money IS nice tho :)

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