Wow, it's hard to believe that the week has flown by...it's been busy. I wish I could say that it was a lot of creative stuff but, since hubby and I own a business, there's a lot to do at month end, as well as all the quarterly stuff for payroll. Not my favorite thing in the world...
A few random thoughts on:
Mergers and Acquisitions: While shopping at Ink It and Scrapbooks, Etc. this past week, I'd noticed that a lot of new stuff had come in. Naturally, in this business, one must acquire new stuff. There are pros and cons to acquisition:
Pro: One is easily inspired by new stuff.
Con: One is easily overwhelmed by new stuff.
Pro: One has many new choices of product when creating.
Con: One has to find the new choices of product before one can use.
Which brings me to the merger part. As you can see from the stack at left, there is a pretty good pile of stuff which must be merged. Paper is not a problem, nor are flat stickers, rub-ons or embellies. The problem lies in my rubber stamp collection. I am hopelessly addicted to rubber stamps...there, I've said it...maybe I can now start on the path to recovery. The thing is, there are so many fun new stamps, and at the time, I can think of all sorts of uses for them. The challenge is I have run out of space to store them and sometimes have a hard time finding them. Here's my thinking about mergers: I will remove all rubber stamps that are seasonal-Christmas, Easter, New Years and store them in a box under my bed (they will keep the dust bunnies company). I will merge the drawer of horse stamps with the drawer of animal stamps and have a VERY full drawer of all animals. See, that was easy! I now have two empty drawers to fill. Ahhhh, life is good.
And, speaking of acquisitions, this afternoon I will be acquiring a Melting Pot! If you're thinking along the lines of a restaurant, sorry to disappoint! So far, I haven't managed to hit the Forbes 100 list! But, what I will be picking up is this cool little electric pot made by Ranger Industries. I will be presenting a melted beeswax project to an audience and a camera in about a week and somehow, I think that an old cake pan on a stove surrounded by newspaper doesn't cut it...nor would the ancient harvest gold electric skillet (wedding gift from long ago). When one needs to look official, like they know what they are doing, one must have the right tools. Wonder what airport security will say about that little tool? And the beeswax? Hmmmmm.
Well, off to the grocery store to acquire food...everyone is happier around here with a full pantry and fridge...