Keeping a Low Profile

Hi there. How are you?

You may have noticed, that I have been keeping a low profile on the interwebs lately. Until this past week, I've done very little posting on my

Facebook fan page,


, or


.  I haven't posted here on my blog for well over a month now. It was time for me to step back from it all for a bit.

I'd like to believe that being active on social media leads to more sales. The truth is, it really doesn't. At least not right now. It just makes me feel good to get those likes, comments, replies and retweets. But those good feelings are not really what I'm after! Besides that, social media can be such a time suck! How many times have have I sat on the couch in front of the TV while mindlessly trolling my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds? Gross!

I find that I can waste the most amount of time on Facebook.......It's the nosy part of me that likes to know what's going on with everyone else. To make it easier to keep myself off Facebook, I deleted the app on my phone. I still do have the "Pages" and "Paper" app, but I do find that my time trolling Facebook has diminished greatly!

Instead of spending time online, I've been:

  • Spending time in my studio, making things and learning about selling wholesale. 
  • Spending more quality time with Matt and Jack. 
  • Enjoying the hell out of this beautiful summer.
  • Exercising every day. (More on that later.)

Now that I've got a little more time on my hands and some new exciting projects to spread the word about, I will be posting more regularly on social media. But I won't let it take over my time anymore!

How do you keep social media from sucking your time? Do tell.


Etsy Updates!

"Unwind" 8" x 8" archival print
Hi! How are you? Can you believe it's almost August?

It's been busy around here.  My stepson Jack has been staying with us, so we've been taking lots of little side trips around Southern Illinois. We also took a week long trip up to Rockford and Wisconsin, saw a concert, and had an art show. (More about the art show later.)

My long neglected Etsy shoppe is finally getting a facelift. I'll be slowly adding new prints and originals to the mix.  My newest addition is "Unwind", an 8" x 8" archival print of a piece I sold earlier this summer.

Doesn't this print just scream "dog days" of summer?  Bring a little bit of summer nostalgia to your home year round by hanging this print on your wall.  (Those cold, dark, winter days will be here before you know it!)

Thanks for looking! Enjoy the last day of July. Are you doing anything exciting in these "dog days" of summer? Do share.

Ta-ta for now.