Where I’ve Been

Wow where did January go?!  I think I owe you an explanation of where I’ve been and why I’ve not blogged for the last 3 weeks.  Yes it’s really been 3 weeks, I even had to dust off my blog and check myself – I’m really sorry!  Well after telling you all about my daily work sharing project #artdaily2015 over on Instagram and how much I was enjoying creating small pieces of work each day and sharing them with you all, it all went a bit crazy!

Winter Warmers by Rebecca Stoner for #artdaily2015 www.rebeccastoner.co.uk

Winter Warmers #artdaily2015 Day 34

 

I fully expected January to be a fairly quiet month and I’d decided to embrace the time I was going to have and put it to good use by updating my portfolio, blogging a bit more, working on some new products for my Etsy shop but all of a sudden I got so busy that so far it’s looking like one of my busiest months and February is starting to look much the same!

Flower Doodles by Rebecca Stoner for #artdaily2015 www.rebeccastoner.co.uk

Flower Doodles for #artdaily2015 Day 30

Now I’m definitely not complaining and I’m loving everything minute of it but there has been a certain amount of guilt that has come with it.  Guilt that I’ve not kept to my promise/commitment of sharing a piece of work each day through #artdaily2015 and guilt at neglecting my blog, which I try really hard to keep updated regularly and for neglecting my newsletter subscribers too.  I hate not fulfilling my promises and commitments and I’ve been beating myself up about it but then something had to give and I just had to let go.  After all, this is exactly what I’ve been working so hard to create, a successful, thriving business and I feel so fortunate that everything’s going so well but there is only one of me and the worst thing I can do is burn myself out or nothing will get done!

Little Ladies by Rebecca Stoner for #artdaily2015 www.rebeccastoner.co.uk

Little Ladies for #artdaily2015 Day 26

Sooo I’ve given myself permission to not give myself such a hard time about everything and just be practical about it all. I’ve had to prioritise, big time!  It’s been important to meet all the freelance project and commission deadlines that I’ve had and to fulfill all the orders I’ve been getting on Etsy and through some brand new stockists (that’s a whole other blog post!) so that’s where I’ve been.  Not hiding away but frantically working hard to juggle all the wonderful opportunities that have been coming my way.

Prairie Girl by Rebecca Stoner for #artdaily2015 www.rebeccastoner.co.uk

Prairie Girl for #artdaily2015 Day 28

I have so much to share with you about what I’ve been up to – a new public art commission that I’ve been working on, freelance work (although I’m not really able to share that with you), brand new products on Etsy and the really exciting news that I now have a good handful of lovely shops that are stocking a range of my products (more about that soon!)!  But I just felt it was important to first explain where I’ve been and that I’ve not disappeared for good and to tell you that I promise I’ll be back soon with lots more fun posts and work to share so please do hang in there!

Rebecca x

How has the start of the year been for you?  Have you had to let go of certain things or change the way you’ve been working?  I’d love to hear about what you’ve been up to so please do tell me in the comments below 🙂

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