Meet the Maker: week 2 An instagram challenge with six0six design
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meet the maker week 2

Meet the Maker: Week 2

Welcome to my second weekly round up of March Meet the Maker, which is the brain child of Joanne Hawker. You can see week 1’s round up here. 

This week I just did Monday to Friday as I try to take the weekend off from social media, although this doesn’t always work I thought given that day 6 prompt was ‘time to relax, it was appropriate that I actually did just that. Relax.

The week started with Monday, as it generally tends to do!

Monday – Day 5: Photography

day 5 of march meet the maker photography

Photography was today’s Meet the Maker prompt.
I took this photo in my photo booth, showing you some of the photo props I use in my product shots, confetti, vintage stamps, twine and more.

Tuesday – Day 6: Work Space

I have a pretty organised work space. Mainly because I have so much stuff. All very important stuff I might add! So everything has its place. What I have learnt over the years is that organisation is key for a studio, it keeps my brain organised, I don’t waste time looking for things in places they aren’t and I like the way it looks too 🙂

Wednesday – Day 7: Routine

day 7 routine of a handmade business

Routine is another key part of any small business. When you are your own boss you technically have all the time in the world. When the reality is you never have enough time. So having a workable routine is key to making sure you don’t lose sight of your bigger picture and that you get your key tasks done each day and week. I use a Leuchtruum Bullet Journal to keep pretty much my whole life organised. In it I have my quarterly, monthly and weekly to do lists. I find breaking down the big tasks into smaller ones helps me tackle what at first might seem unmanageable.

Thursday – Day 8: Flatlay

flatlay day 9 of march meet the maker

Today was all about the flat lay, so I gathered some of the tools of my trade for this photo. From pencils and pens to rulers, scalpels and ink pads. The majority of all of my products are made by hand, apart from digital art design which gets done on my computer.

Friday – Day 9: How it’s made

To finish this week of the March Meet the Maker challenge I posted a photo showing me making my pencils. I hand cover each and every pencil by hand myself.  That’s a lot of pencils. There are a lot of different techniques depending on what paper I’m using.  Sometimes I use different glues or different drying times and  different methods of spraying. All that information is stored in my head, I should probably write it down somewhere!

The weekend March Meet the Maker prompts were

Day 10 – Time to Relax – which I did and

Day 11 – Branding which I will tie into Mondays post.

Until next week, have a great one and remember, if you are taking part in the challenge pop on over to instagram and say Hello. 

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