Ready, Fire, Aim

this is a little broken wing….a failed experiment in wing making ๐Ÿ™‚ It sort of looks like Icarus’ wings when he flew too close to the sun eh?

I made some bookmarks from the collages i created….and also created hangtags of angels.ย  I didn’t think about how much i’d charge for each one (i was thinking 25 cents each)……well i had the printer print them and cut them out for me (which cost quite a bit – one dollar per cut) and now i’m hardly making anything on the hangtags….doh…..ready, fire, aim.ย  Next time i’ll adjust that :).

The colour coded calendar i created for the three days before the Studio Open house

On a piece of paper i created a three day calendar so i wouldn’t go crazy trying to fit everything in and so i could see at a glance what needed doing.ย  Because i’m so visual those teeny black daytimer books just wouldn’t cut it for me.ย  So i colour coded the tasks, red for eating, green for running errands/picking up stuff, pink for creating art and glittering ๐Ÿ™‚ , orange for creating posters/mailing invites/setting up event page on facebook, purple for cleaning house etc. Of course i’ve been adjusting things along the way.ย  I would love to know what do you do – what method do you use when you are under the gun and have a myriad of things to do?ย  Do you make lists, have a colour coded system, enlist all of your friends to help?ย  What works for you. Please share in the comments!

My apologies if you came to my blog today under false pretenses!ย  I told you you had to come back to see the happy little blogs to see what i created from them? Well they aren’t done yet.ย  Also i have given up on the idea of making xmas tree ornaments….oh well……ready fire aim.ย  In case you are wondering Ready, Aim, Fire is a marketing term…..but often we are paralysed to do anything because we feel like we don’t have enough information, it’s not good enough, we’re not talented enough…….yadda yadda yadda.ย  So what you do is you shoot and then adjust along the way :). So what if it doesn’t all get done ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m beginning to think i’m abusing my smiley face priviledges ๐Ÿ™‚

Please check out Kate Harper’s blog – she had a call out for Christmas card designs so i sent my angel card in and it was one of 14 cards chosen based on “interesting design challenges, emotional response, and marketability”.ย  Thank you Kate for the opportunity to share my design with you and your readers!ย  While you are at Kate’s site browse around……she has some wonderful posts there, interesting interviews……lots of inspiration and sage advice ย for artists.

I hope to see you at my studio tour tomorrow and Sunday!

Have a wonderfully magical weekend.

Make it so ๐Ÿ™‚

Love, Violette xo

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10 Comments on Ready, Fire, Aim

  1. Jessica W.
    December 3, 2010 at 9:35 am (9 years ago)

    I couldn’t function without my lists! I make them in my daily journal and I always use my gelly roll pens, changing colors for grouping my tasks. For my long term goals I use my dream big journal.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

      oh….gelly roll pens……fun…….i don;’t use mine often enough!
      Good for you for using your dream big journal……..i have not been using mine lately…..thanks for the reminder Jessica!

      Love Violette

  2. Kirsten Alicia
    December 3, 2010 at 9:52 am (9 years ago)

    Poor little wing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure you’ll find a use for it Violette. The tags are lovely, but I think you should definitely increase the price. I’m afraid I have no organisational skills at all. I occasionally write a list on a scrap of paper & then I either lose it or forget about it! Two of my intentions for 2011 are to be more organised & to keep my craft stash tidy, so that I’m not wasting time searching for stuff.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

      Kirsten……you made me smile when you said “poor little wing”……..i actually lost it! Doh!
      Let me know how your getting more organized resolution goes ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love, violette

  3. julie :)
    December 3, 2010 at 10:02 am (9 years ago)

    Whew! You have so much energy and you accomplish so many things!

    Color coding the to-do list is a terrific idea. I’ll try it.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

      Julie… was a necessity…i’m actually pretty low energy these days ๐Ÿ™ . Back to the gym for me!

      Thank you for the comment.

      Love, violette

  4. Dee Fanning
    December 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm (9 years ago)

    I love the card you made. Your card is one of my favorite three out of all the entries.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

      thank you very much Dee…….i’m glad you liked it!

      love, violette

  5. Kate Robertson
    December 4, 2010 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)

    Congrats on being in the top ten, your card is beautiful. When I have way too much to do I make lists for different categories but I can see how one big list like you did might be helpful Also try the placemat process from Abraham-Hicks Book Ask and it is given. Or I will ask for help too.

    I checked out Kate Harpers blog and what a range of Christmas Cards there were.

    Good luck on you studio open house.


    • admin
      December 6, 2010 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

      thank you Kate!
      Thanks for letting me know how you deal with big jobs/events. I will have to check out the placemat process…i have the abraham/hicks book and will review it – thanks!
      Thanks for the good wishes on my studio open house! I appreciate it.

      Love, Violette


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