Last night my husband and I were discussing yesterdays blog, (amid hysterical laughing about my lack of workspace) and he asked if my little business has a board of directors? Imagine laughing at a six foot dining room table as my total workspace, i.e., studio. Without missing a beat I responded that yes of course I have a board and each member has a very distinct job and purpose.
We are empty nesters however we are now owned by two cats and a yappy little dog. While this may not sound like a houseful of small children, trust me, they all act like little children. I take full responsibility for their personality quirks.
Our two cats are mother and son although the hissing that emits from "mom" is no testament to their relationship. The son is huge, actually twice her size and full of himself most of the time. He is who I call my "honey man," and I am the only person in the house (husband or visitor) who is worthy of his attention. My honey man does actually have a name, Krazy Kat, and he spends every waking hour on my heels no matter what I'm doing, he's there. This goes for crafting, shipping, listing and of course housework - he's there! When I'm working he is not above landing on the table to check everything out - sniffing the glue so to speak. Krazy is in charge of "Quality Control" and "Shipping." When not busy with his chores he finds the most comfortable spot on the house waiting for his next call to duty.
On the other hand, our dog, Miss Louise is completely in charge of "Personnel" and "Security." She keeps the cats in line, is always one step away from breaking up a "hissing contest" and always but always keeps her eyes trained on me. During my work sessions I cannot keep the television on - because my dog watches it and barks like crazy when any, and I mean ANY cat or dog appear on the screen. If there were a more successful marketing strategy I don't know about it, because you would be amazed how many commercials contain animals - both overt and covert! Needless to say Animal Planet and Pet Network are out of the question. And by the way, she also barks at animated characters as well as the gecko!
So such is life, all my creative juices are expended on a dining room table and my little board of directors are busy...when not asleep!
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