I've got the blues

I have a nasty case of the blues Happy although i do suffer from depression and anxiety this is just situational stuff that is bumming me out. I'm going to list them and hopefully it will make me feel better. feel free to post your own blues as well
1- i had a table at the craft fair yesterday and a lady tried to offer me only $3 for one of my items - it was really rude and I didn't sell much the whole day
2- the weather sucks. all it has done is rain and i'd really like a white christmas
3- my kids are sick so I can't have a much awaited playdate with my friend and her kids
4-when i think about how far behind i am on all my bills i just want to cry

ok i'll stop whining for now

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10 replies since 13th December 2009 • Last reply 13th December 2009

well, I think with #1, some people just don't know the real value of good quality crafts... these days its all cheap £1 shops etc... anyway, this lady was probably trying to haggle and was rather ignorant as to how much time, effort and love people put into making crafts and having the courage to show them and try to sell to other people... I've tried selling items on my mum's ebay before, jewellery, and none of it sold... i think with me it was again, people just dont realise the care and attention that go into these types of things...

i think i may have rambled on a bit here about my own annoyance too, but i hope i've made you see that some people just don't get crafts etc... as for your other worries, I dont know what to say really. i will have a think about them and see if theres anything i can say to make you feel a bit better... Happy xx

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people these days don't want to spend money on well anything, they are so used to cheap items(that fall apart after a few washes-uses) and really don't want to spend money on quality.

I know it can be hard, specialy at this time of year.

I feel you with the whole behind on the bills, I owe over $10,000 in student loans, and I have been out of school for 7 years or so. And no proper job yet, only min wage. Sigh. So sometimes I get very depressed over it.

one thing is to remember, you are not the only one! very important is not to worry to much, the bills will get paied when you have the funds. I used to get so upset over those loans. But not anymore, I called them and told them, we I get the money, you will get paied.

I even told one of them that if they keep harrassing me, I will stop paying them

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Omg, I SO hear you on the last one! I have panic attacks on a fairly regular basis, even with medicine, and the multiple calls per day from Sallie Mae made them even more fun. x.x

I say the USA just forgives everyone our debts, and we all start over with whatever we have in our bank accounts/piggy banks. ;)

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yeah, like that would ever happen. Sigh, governments and loans. Anyway, lets think happy thoughts

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Here I would like to interject a picture of an adorable puppy so we can all smile...but i dont know how. so just close your eyes and imagine a cold nose against yours with just a simple little lickiss... its all better for a minute!

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thanks everyone, i was just down in the dumps yesterday but today was much better Happy my kids are still sick but at least the sun was shining today. i am finishing up some xmas gifts and i didn't cry when i saw our new electric bill. plus i made meatloaf with mashed potatoes for dinner- yay comfort food!

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comfort food is always yum

has anyone ever notice that creative people always seem to get depression alot?

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i suffer from depression and anxiety and im in highschool makes it sooo much fun. i think the woman was trying to barter maybe? well still you should told her its that price or nothing. she should respect the effort you put into that craft. i woulda paid full for it. where im from last year we had 5 feet of snow at this time, to be honest i rather be able to wear a sweater or jacket rather then have to look like a steriotypical canadian. snow shoes on trying to walk a 5 minute distance that somehow ends up taking half an hour. i hope your kids feel better, flus are getting tuff these days.

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all hail the Canadian winter! lol. I actually like the winter, but yeah it mad went it takes a half hour to wade through snow

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I think we get the blues because we are ARTISTS, we feel things more deeply and are more intouch with the emotional side of ourselves. I've never known a consistantly happy artist. But you learn to deal and when you are blue use it to your advantage by doing your "dark" stuf and focus on letting the emotion run its course while using it for fuel.

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