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!