I have realised though that in order to become the artist that I want to be, to develop my skills, create beauty and also be a positive role model for my little girl, I need to work on the business side of my creativity.
I have been making lots of connections, working on my teams on Etsy, joined the Indie hour, a support and network group for fellow small businesses (hello Jill and Peta!) and joined some great groups on Facebook.
Some of the best articles I have read recently include:
The Design Trust
How to sell your crafts online
There are lots of articles. Really good ones. So I will be going back for ongoing advice.
Etsy on working together and focusing on your target market
Marketing your shop together
A brilliant article that really helps you to focus and how to work with your online teams and buddies.
My creative mind is being expanded and I am enjoying the process.
I haven't got to the number crunching bit yet though, but I promise I will. (Mentally uncrosses fingers). I will, I will, I will!
But not today. Now is sleepy time for baby and it's #wineoclock for me.