Tag: organization

Quickie

No, not THAT kind of quickie ::frown::. I spent all evening doing all the show prep stuff that I know not to put off until the last minute but do so anyway. I always end up cleaning the last batch of beads on the last night, and then they have to be sorted, culled, placed …

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Running a Really Small Business

One thing I keep researching is managing a really, really small business like Art of the Firebird. Heaven knows there’s a lot of information out there about small businesses, but so much of it is geared toward either people who want to be consultants of some sort, toward people who are opening brick-and-mortar retail, or …

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Observations From Cleaning the Studio

When there’s no room to work in the studio except around the torch, it’s time to do some cleaning! With the Good Mews Spring Flea Market coming up, it’s easy to get motivated because there’s a good place to take the useful-but-no-longer-wanted crap. So far there have been four boxes of stuff (not huge ones, …

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Catching Up Is Hard To Do

So I go away for three and a half days with highly limited computer access (just a brief chance on Friday to check email). I come back to over a hundred personal emails, not quite that many work emails, various and sundry forum postings at the Glass Haven, bunches of Tweets, and over 350 things …

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I own my stuff — it doesn’t own me

Since I occasionally make handbound books, I have a LOT of paper around here.? You don’t realize what a pain it is to store paper until you have to do it — you want to keep it unwrinkled and unfolded and unrolled as much as possible, and keep it from getting torn up (not easy …

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Organizing my life

During Christmas break I kind of got on an organizing kick, and so far it’s working out well.? I cleaned off both desks (home and office) and so far they are pretty much staying clean.? Rather than papers piled EVERYWHERE, they are corralled in the paper trays.? I set up Google Calendar in conjunction with …

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Trying out Tumblr

I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to save all the little snippets of stuff I find on the web — pictures, quotes, links to articles, and so on.? ReadItLater is a way to save links to web pages I don’t have time to read right now, but I don’t have it …

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Getting ready for the show

No matter how organized you are, there is always a certain frantic scramble in getting ready for a show.? I’ve been pretty good about keeping my display stuff all packed together, but since the tables at Down the Street are eight foot tables and my display stuff is for a six foot table, I had …

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Buckle down and accomplish something

I don’t know if I work better under pressure, but I certainly get more done under pressure.? With the holidays looming on the horizon, the bead show this weekend, family and friends coming next week for Thanksgiving dinner, and the end of the semester around the corner, I have a lot on my agenda. In …

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Keeping track of creative ideas

This week’s Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday topic is keeping a journal of your lampworking trials and ideas. I don’t exactly do that, not like Jennifer describes. What I have is notebooks. Gazillions and kaboodles of notebooks. For starters, I’ll find and print out tutorials and the like from the web, and put them in an …

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