Working from my home is definately a challenge, especially, with a small child. There are many people who do it effortlessly, or at least it looks like that to the outside world.
Tell me your deepest darkest secret...How do you do it? Really! The truth now. Do you sedate your children so they take extra long naps? Do you secretly have a maid/nanny who comes during the day/night? Or are you a complete type A, organized and a go getter?! That's it isn't it?!
I want to be that person but I think my artistic inclinations lead me in a more organization through chaos kind of direction.
But there are a few things I have learnt about trying to wear more than one hat at a time.
First, Get dressed in the morning. Of course the outfit will depend entirely on your proffesion. But If you treat it like you had an office/store front people frequent you are more inclined to treat your work place as such. This is in turn reflected in your work.
I, however, do have days where I find it hard to get out of my jammies, but I can still be productive. This, I attribute to the fact that I probably have my shoes on, Flip-Flops usually. So if you don't want to get dressed putting on your shoes may help.
These are a few of the things I find that are helping a little bit. Just little things to trick myself into saying "OK, it is time for work now."
Now, to find a way to convince my son that when my shoes are on that mommy is going to work and he has to play like a good boy. "No, eating mommy's paint!"
I gladly take suggestions and ideas on how to work from home with children. I will also love comments on my ideas.
Car Farm Creations isn't just a forum for creative endeavours. I also have a pumpkin patch!! I'm so excited that they are growing and thriving and surviving my notoriously black thumb.
So not only can you buy beautiful art here on The Car Farm you can also get beautiful pumpkins.
This year I have six varieties. Two white varieties, two for jack'o'lanterns, one for pies and lastly one that has huskless seeds! Now, the last variety isn't doing as well as I would like. But the rest...well, it's amazing. We planted 150 plants and we easily have 200+ pumpkins. Some are already 4 or 5 lbs.
Between my New life as an artisan and the pumpkin patch I've been very busy. Loving every minute of it.
Although with all things I will take any great advice, tips and secrets to a successful Pumpkin Patch!!
This fall come join us here at The Car Farm and get a farm fresh pumpkin.