As Kenny Rodgers would say you have to know when to hold up, when to fold up and when to run. Last month was one of those times when I really had to evaluate everything in my life and figure out what to hold up, what to fold up and what to run with. I had to accept the fact that this fatigue is not going anywhere anytime soon, so I just have to pace myself and be content with doing what I can when I can and not try and push beyond what I am able to do at the moment. The decisions I made weren't easy but right or wrong I am running with them.
|Newest design in the gift shop|
The hardest decision was what to do with our small family business Artistix Network LLC. After great thought and discussions we have decided to dissolve the LLC. I am keeping the Artistix Network domain but am going back to it just being a DBA. While I will still be offering portrait photography as well as memory photo design services, these will be on a limited basis. The main focus of Artistix Network will be on the inspirational and fun design offered in our gift shop.
|My new business card design|
The second hardest decision was whether to rebuild the old Artistix Network site to reflect the new structure or to build an entirely new website. I decided to build an entirely new personal website. I am still trying to get artistixnetwork.com to point to the gift shop, but even if I can't manage that there are links to the gift shop on my website and here.
In January I began working with an editor on my latest book which I was originally planning to hold off publication of until I had completed the two book self-help series I am currently working on. So probably the easiest decision was whether to publish this book now or wait. As you can see I decided not to wait.
The most fun of all the decisions though was deciding if I should go bold and dye my hair with an ombre of silver and purple. I did it! I like the ombre effect and I love the purple color, but I don't really like the silver. To me it just looks like my natural color is grey and my hair was died purple and has now grown out. I guess you could say I am a bit vain. My natural color is a dark auburn that has some scattered silver/grey in it. So while I love the ombre I will be figuring out a different color to go with the purple, any suggestions?
Now that I have remembered that I must pace myself I hope to be getting out more to photograph this wonderful city. Here are a few fun shots from a walk I took last Sunday.
Down town on Sunday is very quite as most of the shops are closed. I was amused at this forgotten drink sitting on a table outside a closed cafe.
I've come to the realization that this store dresses this mannequin to embrace the season. I posted a photo of it's winter wardrobe Here.
Of course I can not pass up a chance to share a few of the wonderful sculptures that grace our down town streets. This one reminds me of my grand daughter when she is trying to master a difficult composition on her violin.
I was drawn to this sculpture that outwardly looks like just a smooth column, then when you see it from the side this is the view you are graced with. I can only imagine how difficult it was to carve out all those intricate faces on the inside of the column.
I am looking forward to sharing more interesting aspects of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area now that I've remembered I must pace myself so that I can get out and about with my camera. I would love to here from you so go ahead and share your thoughts in the comments. And please hop over to Unknown Mami's for some virtual travel.
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