I might even have leather left over to get started on Christmas gifts for friends and family.
The problem is that I have so many projects planned that, save for restrictions on available materials, I have no idea where to start. I need to come up with a plan of attack. So... thanks for reading while I work this out in real time.
I'm currently working on a bookmark design that I'm undecided on. But I think I'll keep it all the same. I will see what else I can manage with the bookmarks. I have an idea already that I think will be lovely. But for now, I'm just completing this one design. Once that's done, I will move on to...
The Hedge Knight Bag of Holding, I think. I'm most excited about this one. It's an easy enough design to manage. All it requires to make is time. And skill. Time I have. Skill... well, it remains to be seen, but I think I have it all figured out and I can pull it off.
By the time I've finished the two planned Hedge Knight Bags of Holding, I will move onto starting the Necromancer's book jackets. The design is a little more complicated to tool, and I'm nervous about it. I think it's really cool, though. It might be just me.
The fabric order I placed ought to have arrived; probably long before I even start the book jackets, so once those are done, I'll head into making the Exile Bag of Holding. That one will probably take the longest to make, just because of the materials, but I'm hoping that it will look super cool by the time I'm done.
Then there is also the question of my planned paintings. I will save painting for the late afternoon, I think, when the sun is gone from the yard, and I can sit in the shade and work. I'm hoping that because the canvases I'm working on for this series of four paintings, that I'll be able to finish them relatively quickly, permitting me to get ahead of my planned painting count.
My Hallowe'en painting will probably take me all of October, and I desperately want to have the whole month and not have paintings undone looming over the whole process.
So, that looks after half of my work part of my life. It's now my job to paint and create items of leather to sell. It's not yet a paying job, save for the Vagabond Bag of Holding that I sold to a friend earlier this month.
The other half of my work life is writing. My brain is going crazy with words that need expressing, so as soon as I'm done editing this manuscript for a friend, which will be this week, I'll be setting aside at least an hour (hopefully two) for writing in the day.
Quarantine took away my job, and the stability that came with it. I'm struggling now, though that struggle is far more mental. Thanks to a Canadian government that cares, I can eat, and keep a roof over my head, and try to forge a new path to a livable income. Imagine if everyone had access to what I do now? What a beautiful world that would be!
Universal Basic Income should happen.
Well, this post took a turn. I have to get editing now. I have bookmarks that need finishing