So how to keep from going completely bonkers during this time of despair in our country?
I knoow I'll spend an hour or so working over the website, just a little here and there.
This should only take a little bit of time (yea right) so days later after figuring out that thing's that I thought were working for the longest actually were not coded correctly......testing testing testing. finally aaaaaaaa what now
Well you know what my eyes never cross this much when I'm airbrushing for hours at a time.
Maybe I'm just starting to get old (not that I'd admit it) but my good old iwata airbrush never fails me.
My Createx illustration paint never goes to a 404 page. I can work on a project for days on end and not get frustrated to the point I want to destroy the painting, throw my airbrushing equipment in the trash.
So Lets just say I'm ready for the next motorcycle to paint, the more detail the better. You know one of those jobs that are 2-3 weeks to get done.
What else do we do?
Well funny that you ask, we also build websites like the one found here www.acaccuracycontrol.com , and our sister site under repair right now www.alteredtshirt.com , and our other site currently under construction for our full service larger format printing and car wraps, stickers and more www.alteredgraphics.com .
Time management is one thing that is not my strong point as a creative person, as I would much rather paint a killer helmet or motorcycle then do the time consuming task of taking care of the websites, post pictures and talk on the phone, work on the SEO and marketing things that take up the little free time that I do have.
Yet there is a saying that one will work 80 hours a week just so they do not have to work 40 doing something that they do not love doing. This is the boat that I sail in every week and it does led to burnout on occasions, but it is part of the process.
Tomorrow I get to enjoy the day watching my oldest niece get married and all of the loving work that went into making the signs and table decorations for the party will be worth it in the end.
I'll post a few photos of the items that we hand made for the center pieces for this weeding.
then I get to get ready for the next event in Austin I might try to take some photos and mabey stream something while I'm there.
Until the next post keep your paint flowing and your guns held high, and the designs coming from your inner minds eye.
The adventures of a one man shop
Being a one-man shop,
So what does it take to operate a one man airbrush shop?
Unlimited dedication to the end project, staying alive for the next project. learning how to work you website better.
Paperwork, paperwork. Never seems to end, and just when you think that you’ve caught up you find something else that has slipped by you this week.
Orders, shipping and answering the phone, emails and text. To some it may now seem like a lot to do but most businesses have someone that does that as an assignment. It never fails that your phone will ring right when you’re in the middle of spraying a candy coat or just starting a clear coat. When you do it all, you mop the floors, take out the trash, work on the website, answer the phone, and somewhere in there find the time to get the job at hand done.
At times this means very late nights like 3-4 am on some cases, weeks on end without a day off just because your phone rings at 2 pm on the only day that you have listed as closed.
Not that I’m complaining I’m not I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t love what I do. The shear in completing a project and having someone say “wow that look good” is enough (not that I do not appreciate the money also) but to have someone else appreciate the end product make it so much easier to deal with all of the other stuff that just get in the way of doing what I love , I just want to paint pretty pictures…
With that being said I just completed my first Artcircus airbrush event, let me tell you that it was inspiring and fun to be around all of the talent and common mental thought pattern was just rejuvenating to me as I’ve been feeling a bit burned out.