A Year of Listening: Week 22

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. — Albert Einstein
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My third year of full-time self-employment begins this week. I have a good week of work ahead of me: a summer shawl, a painted wrap and an apron to finish, next steps to implement on commissioned clerical stoles, online shop product photos to take and edit , and artist statements to write on two completed projects. I also plan to shop for fabric for a significant wall hanging and design a table blessing print.

Two years ago I addressed the problem of how do I produce income through the question, “What do I do?”.

Today I address the problem of how do I produce income with multiple questions. How do I work and live in a small space? What is the primary goal of this quarter’s work? What is the best source for my favorite textile paint? How can I best produce this image in multiple scales? Where do I find another market for my product? Who wants to use this? How do I create structure that will produce the work flow I desire?

Methodical practice of art has produced a different level of thinking. The adventure today is to see if I arrive at solutions. Are you changing your level of thinking? Who and what helps you change?

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