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This Makes Me Happy

It makes me happy when a finished clock gets good reviews. I was recently asked by a co-worker to design a clock for his uncle who is a Minnesota Vikings fan. Unable to use any official NFL logos I put together something I thought would ‘make the grade’. I have to admit I was a little nervous wondering if Ken (co-worker) would like what I came up with.

After the initial design, I sent it to him in a message and to my surprise and pleasure he was happy with it. All he wanted was a shift in word placement which meant I would have to move some of the artwork also. I was curious if the finished clock would be greeted with the same enthusiasm as I got from Ken so I took it to work  the day before Ken was to get it. Everyone who saw it was really pleased with it. Some even asked if I put it all together myself.

I may have a couple of new orders because they liked it that much. This my first 8.5 x 11 landscape design clock.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really looking forward to my next project, but in the meantime I’ll be #workinon getting my Etsy Store up and running.

Still At It

I’m still at it as far as my clocks are concerned and my latest is a custom design for a co-worker, Ken who bought it for his uncle who is a Minnesota Vikings fan. 


Ken wanted to know if I could do an official NFL design and I told him that was not possible because of copyrights and licensing. I told him I could come up with something I think he would like.

After the initial design was complete I sent it to him to see what he thought and what he would like to change. All he wanted changed was moving a few things around. He was totally happy with the design itself.

I wanted to get some feedback on the finished product so I took it to work and everyone that saw it was really pleased with it. Nothing definite but I may have two more orders coming because they liked what they saw.

I know everyone won’t like it but I am happy with the response I got so far.  

The clock face on this one is 8.5 x 11 landscape.

I always print a draft copy of the original so I can have something to work with
while the frame is being finished as you can see in the background



Am I Too Hard On Myself?

Sometimes I think I have to justify being critical about what I do or want to do to achieve the goals I have set. It has not been easy for me to push forward to reach for that gold ring as the wheel goes around. 

I think of the setbacks and how hard it has been for me to regroup, breath, forgive AND forget. It is so hard to keep a frame of mind to NOT let things keep me from accomplishing what I know I am capable of doing. It is so easy to listen to that voice telling me to give up, quit, it’s not worth it, OR that it can’t be done. Telling me that no one really cares or wants what I have to offer. 

Sometimes I start feeling and believing that. I do want to stop and I do hear myself say those words, breathing sighs of discouragement.

Yes it is easy to drop it all after losing so much in preparing for this moment in my life…when just a few short years ago I was tool ready and now starting from scratch.

I could let these emotions fester like a sore and destroy me, but then I’m asked if I still make Shadowbox Clocks and I say yes and now find myself custom designing an 8 x 8. 

I do have a lot of things going on and I do intend to keep moving on and NOT giving up. 

Yes I am hard on myself at times but it’s a good thing. As much as I would like to post on a regular basis, I’s getting busy for me and it may get quiet here, but…



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