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Stress? This Time The Result is The Charmed "Be" Bracelet

This post shows a photo I took of the process of making my bracelet charm. It also shows bracelets too.

Weather permmiting I will have a post up sometime in the next two weeks.

Where ever you are, Stay Safe,

-Jess aka Sketchwriterjess

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Ugh the typos...Sorry, just stressed, isn't everyone? What is stressing you out today? is it silly? Is it serious? or is it both?

Feel free to reply in the comment section... : ). Take Care friends.

Why complete a creative project you want to give up on? Artist to Artist tough talk ahead.

Why complete a creative project you want to give up on? Artist to Artist tough talk ahead.


Disclaimer: I originally used a name to describe feminist explanation in my original title and posts around the web. I forgot to follow the #1 rule of the internet, which is to do research on made up words that sound like they’ll go viral. Yes, I had a feeling people coined it already, I had no idea that it was deeper then just a word to describe a woman explaining why something is the way it is, just like men do.

Now that’s out of the way, I want to share with you to post I posted the other day, but it will not have a bunch of images. It will not be showy. It is truth and words and one picture is the only way to share this. I will also post on Tumblr, there will be a process picture on there that shows how I finished this project that has been nagging me. I will post other pictures on other social media throughout the week.

Here it is, with one picture at the beginning of this post to share:

I …

Maintanence, posting the same content as yesterday, didn't realized I used a potentially trademarked term.

Sorry guys, had no idea Femsplain could be trademarked at some point, I will be posting the same thing with a few changes that I did yesterday.

Update: I'm posting the new post now, I've got a disclaimer in there about what I did, and I'm sorry I didn't look it up. This post is a record that I took anything down with the word that could be trademarked at some point.

I learned my lesson, which I explain in my revamped Artist to Artist talk.

See you soon.

Jess

Done? Oh No!

Done? Oh No!Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley
So after you’ve been fired from a job you thought you could count on, what do you do?

First, cry your head off. Rejection hurts.
Second, write in your journal and sketch your jumbled thoughts and emotions on paper. Get it out of your system as soon as possible so the pain feels a little less painful each time you remember what happened.
Third, accept that you are on your own. You will always be self-employed even if you work for someone else. You can not depend on working for someone else to keep you earning money. If you are on disability and are allowed to earn money then this is very important to keep in mind. Give yourself a chance to have some independence even if you are living with your family, your significant other, or on your own.

Fourth, work on a project that you would sell as a self-employed person. If you are an artist, writer, musician or any other creative type of soul, do that. If you start new projects and drop them to finis…

When Doubt Creeps In, Take Recovery!

When Doubt Creeps In, Take Recovery!
Copyright 2017 by Jessica B. Hensley 

There are days when I believe the people in my life who tell me, "You'll be fine." And there are days I think back to when I was first diagnosed Bipolar and even my doctor said, "Don't worry you won't be in Section 8 Housing." I think sure...and then I think of the day I met someone at a Crochet meetup who said "Oh you're not so bad, my Grandson has Bipolar and (Another condition I don't remember)." What is this? A contest to see who has "Serious Bipolar" and "Bipolar Light"?


I doubt all of them. Surely they are missing some information about me. 

'I may be fine now, but one day I may not'. I think this many times now as I recover from my mental illness.
When I started blogging years ago, I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at the time and I held myself together on the outside, but then inside I broke and I wrote during this …

Got Fired? Great!

Got Fired? Great! a pep-talk by Sketchwriterjess. Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley

I got fired from an architectural firm in 2007. Ever since then I’ve found it difficult to stick to finishing projects I start. It’s a classic Bipolar symptom to go start many projects without finishing them. However, from talking to other Crafters, starting projects and ditching them is a universal habit.

What I’m about to tell you is my experience as to why I do this. Having bipolar disorder gives me insights into this habit that are off-track, yet being fired sent me off the tracks, what I am going to say is sensible despite how my firing happened. If you love music, like I do...


then your thoughts can become a mix-tape of haunting words and phrases that get stuck in our head like a song.

In 2007 I sat in a conference room begging my supervisor for a second chance to start over again on good terms. She had just yelled “You’re always asking for more work to do, I don’t always have work for you to do…

The Three part solution to finish projects you start and put aside, for days, months, or even years!

There comes a time when a person lives the handmade life and asks herself “Why am I unable to finish the projects that I start?” I can tell you that I can go days, months, and even years before I finish a project. I do finish 1 in 5 projects, and have at least 20 plus to choose from. And that doesn’t include the new projects that I start at least once every 2 weeks.
I sat down with a friend and talked about this very subject with her and then she asked a question:

What happens when you work on a handmade project?
For me, this is what happens...

- I want to do the project, I’m excited about the project and I go shopping for the items for the project even though I already have the items at home to make the project.
- I start the project, it feels good to work on the project, then the reality sets in on how much work is needed to complete the project. I become overwhelmed, my brain hurts, it fogs up, and goes blank.
- I stop working on the project. I let fear creep in and start thinking t…

Free Web Apps for Productivity

Here is a place for Apps designed by me just for you to boost your productivity in a fun way. Have at it!

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