Sorry about the morose comment on my page everyone. I am going through some hard times right now and it could either go really good for me by the end of the year or REALLY BAD!
It seems like everytime I am about to get ahead I get kicked in the teath by life.
I found a profound nitch in acid etching for me at the beginning of the year. I aquired a new buisness partner that is trying to help us find and buy a house as well as keep me in buisness.
Then our land lord let the house we live in go into forclosure, in march, while telling us he was paying the bills. I missed several large events while looking for some place to live.
I recieved alot of great feedback from my work at Pennsic and thought I had about $10,000 worth of orders, which would have payed for my house that I live in. I came home from an event earlier in the summer and found out our electrcity was shut off because our "land lord" didn't pay any of the utilities. And all the people who wanted large orders at Pennsic decided not to contact me back.
I was also going to start teaching my art forms at a local college getting payed decent money to do what I love to do anyway. That fell through because of construction and now may never happen.
Now it is winter. We are buying enough electricity from the neighbors to run the fridge, use a light and get on the web. We have no heat, we can not wash clothes and all the equiptment that I use to make what I make cheeper is useless. I have to do everything by hand. And on the 1st of Dec we go to court to find out if we will be homeless by Christmas.
I am trying to not be depressed or depressing but it is not working at this point in time. I am more worried about my animals and my best friend, who is suffering from manic depression, than I am for myself. I can live out of my car and sell all of my equiptment if it comes to that. But I am not willing to leave my best friend and animals to fend for themselves. I am drowning and it seams like life is trying to hold me under just when I was about to learn to fly.
If anyone reads this I am very sorry that I wasted your time with my problems I just need to vent sometimes and I cant vent to my best friend. She has too many problems of her own.