“Self-employment killed the weekend.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I had plans for this weekend, they included a bit of painting on Sunday but on Saturday I was going to go out of town to meet a girlfriends new beau at his gym and do this really great bootcamp, have brunch, check out a couple possibilities for showing my paintings in a new town, in short, a day off. Then I read my emails on Friday afternoon, one from a client needing a pair of chests done by the end of this coming week and another from another client about an armoire being delivered on Monday morning to be ready for the 7th. Bootcamp was out and my blood pressure was up..
Fortunatley I work better under pressure - the more I have to do the quicker I get it done and when running my own business "no" is not a word I like to use when work comes my way. I got up early, persuaded my husband (he has a delivery company) to pick up the furniture on Saturday, I made a trip to my handy dandy paint store and got some stripper, followed by a trip to the art supply store because I did have a few hours before said furniture showed up and I do have an upcomming show to paint for after all so figured I'd get going on a painting while I waited..
Now it's Sunday evening, I've got two new paintings completed, two chests completely stripped, sanded and ready for finishing along with a couple little burns from the paint stripper splashing on my arm and you know what? I'm happy, a bit tired yes, but happy in the knowledge that I spent the last two days working for myself, making art and making sure a very good client will not have to go to the next name on her list of decorative painters to get the job done. I can have my "weekend" on Thursday and Friday when the dust settles.....