Taxes Done. Business Closed.
March 25, 2015
Some of you saw this coming even before I did. The more I get out in nature, the more I want to be free to do as I please. Which is getting out in nature even more.
I want to play all day. I want to capture everything I see with my camera. I want to be responsible only to myself. I want to have fun every day without stressing about an upcoming art show or deadline.
I’ve done art shows since I was 16 years old. I sold macrame tie-dyed belts at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet back in the 60’s. I also sold them to my high school teachers, neighbors and relatives. I couldn’t stop making them. To this day I can’t stop making things.
I’ll still produce art, that is part of who I am. I just won’t be on a schedule, or mass producing for any shows. I won’t be marketing Steider Studios Glass Medium although I would love to find someone to take it over.
I won’t be replenishing any of the mica or tools for sale that I offer other artists. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
I’m tired of deadlines, numbers, taxes, headaches, the everyday worries and aggravations. Tired of responsibility, and jumping through hoops. I no longer want to count inventory and re-order supplies. Or worry about the ‘bottom line’.
I think I began formulating this decision during my family emergency in December. I put everything on hold for a wee bit but never fully re-committed to my business afterwards.
What will I do? I’ll play all day. I’ll take pictures. I’ll go on hikes. I’ll go out to breakfast with my friends. I’ll search for bird nests. I’ll rejuvenate my garden. I’ll have F.U.N.!!! And I’ll keep posting as much as I can in between fun adventures.
Thanks to all of you who’ve followed my adventures from the beginning and to all of you who recently added me to your e-reading list. I will understand if you don’t want to go with me, especially since I’m not sure where I’ll go next!