Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Moo Cards.......

I decided about two weeks ago that it was time to get some new business cards. I had purchased my old cards at Staples and after a busy summer I was running dangerously low. So, while browsing about on Etsy, I discovered Moo. I had looked at their cards before and had shuffled them into the back of my mind like I do with a billion other thoughts everyday. So after taking a look at their website and some of their designs I was hooked. I placed and order and received my cards about 9 days later. When I opened the padded envelope that they were mailed in I discovered that they were packed into a great business card holder, and there was even a coupon included for my next order.

The best thing about this company is that you can put your own photos on your cards, and Moo allows you to use as many photos as you want (if you order 50 cards, you can use 50 different images). I used the same photo on all of my cards this time.

My point of all of this is, the next time you decide to order business cards, defintely definitely give Moo a try. They rock, hardcore.

Friday, January 29, 2010

One of my many dream studios

Originally uploaded by Old Chum
i spotted this photo on etsy's blog................

This is exactly the kind of studio i would love to have. This photo combines my two favorite things in life, ceramics and creative building. I am still staring at this picture...............

A Life Update

So i just got home from work, and i decided that i'd jot down a quick post as an update to what's been happening in my life recently. This summer my landscaping and contracting business absolutely took off, to the point that i was working like 10 hour days 6 or 7 days a week! Finally, we finished up the season right around Christmas. After such a busy season we still have half of this upcoming season booked solid. But i've decided that as busy as i've been, i still need my creative outlet. While we were working i didn't step foot into my studio for almost five months. That was pretty hard for me. So i have already decided that this season WILL NOT be as hectic for me. We're hiring two full time employees this season, effectively organizing our time and focusing our efforts on one job at a time as opposed to trying to run multiple jobs at once.

Hopefully, in the end, this will mean that i can balance my landscaping business right along with Eoff St. Studios. I've been throwing like crazy while things are slow that just in case i don't get a lot of time in the studio i'll have a good stockpile of pots built up to last me through the busiest times of the season.

I've also, in my very limited spare time, began working on a few chairs that i'm refinishing. But i will save them and their progress for my next post, which i promise will not be in 9 months. In case you're wondering, the picture is one of the projects we completed this season. This was only phase one of this prject!!!