Sunday, April 14, 2013

Make it "Craft show"

Finally, we brought our kids visiting the craft show holding by "Make it Edmonton".  It is such amazing show and awesome chance to see talents artists around here.  I love it.

There is quite nice place behind the craft show, we could also shop around the green house, so much
beautiful plant around the arena.

Sucessful Artist

As you know I love reading my favour bloggers to see what inspiration I can get, there is another story talking about this lady she is wearing different hats such as pattern design , rain boots, i phone case, the most important she got licensing so that she could run successful biz, not only she got licensing, it should say she is working hard girl, you can read her story from here.
I want to create my own creative life, although they are younger than me, so they have tons of stamina.  They are such a mental metaphor giving me a passion to create my life, we are both of the same boat, having a family, but some artists they don't  have kids, some have.  It doesn't matter it is important how to juggle and balance your daily schedule. "BE BOLD AND BE BRAVE", "DONT'T BE FEAR HAVING MISTAKE, KEEPING MOVING".

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gatekeeper vs Gatejumper

Reading a few pages of the book "trust agent" by. Chris Brogan & Julien Smith. Telling me how to modify your business into the gate jumper. During many decades, you got to innovate your business though the digital platform to connect your audience.
How ? Where? Who? What? As you know I can't work soldering my products at home, it is not safe, I got to think sewing , stitching or other materials to make those things happened.
Recently , I am crazy about J. Crew's creative director how she can create bold, and mix & match chic outfits. So, maybe I can do it on my own accessories. Anyway, I need to do my freelance first . Finished Michael' s tiara project, now working hard on futurist style matching Belford 's stone cutting technique to make those happen, but I have to try squeezing a couple of hours to make my Kari's wedding project.

One more thing, I want to keep it in mind that from "Impact Equation" how to gain some understanding for my audience.
-Do I make people feel comfortable?
-Can I look people in the eyes?
-Do I talk about myself or about others?
-Am I relatable?
-Do I let myself be vulnerable around others?
-Do I seem relaxed or tense ?
I think those questions we could always keep in mind that how to get friendship or relationship of your partners whoever around you.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My Hubby New toy

I am so happy my little one interesting what I made.  This butterfly necklace I made of shrinky dinks.  And she keeps asking teaching her how to make.  She loves enjoying what I make for her.
She is funny and curious girl to making a shadow while she is drawing and I am working.  Now, I
think what's project on my hand now is:
 1. Being a good mom
2. Being a good wife
3.  Raising 2 kids
4. Being an entrepreneur.
5. continuous learner.
I know it's hard but I have to made it happen since you moved here, you don't have any connection and relative living around you, you did everything all by yourself.  Even though you don't have enough sleeping time or break time, you should try to balance everything, it seems very hard to made it.  I am human, sometimes, I can't manage my emotion very well, such as this morning I want to teach my little one phonic, ask her to read, she seems not very cooperated to me, I try to clam down emotion to think how to make it well, maybe do it later or do something else rather than insisting doing this. It ends up not bad.  HaHa! I made it.  

My hubby will be so happy to see his new toy. :)  I love smart phone it can made your friends and relative very closely since you moved far away from them. This morning I chatted with my close friend, we are very like-minded people, she encouraged me don't give up.  Love it!

Love Reading

I am reading the book" The impact Equation" by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith.    I know I am not that kind of person to connect social media, it is really bad for me, so my hubby it is hard for me to do my online biz.  It is such a HUGE problem for me, but anyway, I am trying to find the way figuring out.  Talking about this book asks the question "What can THE IMPACT EQUATION do for you? It says that IMPACT = C X (R+E+A+T+E)
CONTRAST: Does your idea stand our?
REACH: How many people do you connect to?
EXPOSURE: How often does your audience hear from you?
ARTICULATION: Is your idea clear enough?
TRUST: Do people believe you?
ECHO:  Does your idea connect to you audience?
How to create your life as you want that is up to me how to create by myself.
It look like light bulk to wake me up.  I love it.  Let me brighten our story more
fruitful and joyful. I always read the meaningful bloggers talking how they are
working hard their products and their life.  They make me smile and like a digital
mentors.  It is so awesome.
I gave up to look for a job search  this few months, sometimes makes me feel so frustrated to look for a part time job.  There are too much concerning about how to juggle our family schedule.  I have 2 options, one is part-time jewelry associate, but this is the only way I can do for my family to earn extra money during this an half a year, because my little one is still in the half day of the school year.
Anyway, I still have a freelance on hand, and also I want to put more extra time on my online biz.  Speaking on my online biz, I am working on my niece wedding projects, I hope she will like it, I need to go for it, this is only a chance focusing on the wedding projects. 
Creating my middle age power to live happily with our family and raise two young kids with joyful
and capturing our daily journey!  HORRAY!