2 days to go and it’s becoming a struggle …
Self isolation when you take anti depressants and have a long history of mental health can stay balanced but if something knocks you it can turn quickly. Unfortunately today that happened to me.
So art wise I haven’t drawn or created anything. I have however tidied and organised that pile of receipts that I had put to my side to deal with. I now have a file that includes receipts for the business from 2017 to end of 2021 and it contains all my loose sheets I had deposited in various boxes around the study so that was a big achievement once I got past the procrastination stage.
Also I have spoken with my commercial insurers to move my policy to the new premises.
I notified my co tenant and landlord of my return to the shop on Saturday post isolation and my dates for moving to new unit, when I will be closing accounts on electrical supply and contact re. Business rates – items I took charge of at the start of the tenancy because I was there in the shop setting it up, This all felt constructive and I am pleased with the process and steps I have already taken towards he move.
I also contacted a sign / flag company whose products I like at Down the Beach on the seafront and investigating which of their product line will fit my needs.
Then to what was to be a piece de resistance a sign for the shop door about my circumstances and informing when I would reopen, drawn and taken to the shop for me by Andreea my regular art for fun participant. Great design and I gave her the wording.
Then…I hear from another business in the courtyard who has taken an executive decision to direct that my sign is not put up. I was taken aback and it then hit me and my mood, I had no capacity to just shrug it off, here was someone at their own behest cancelling my decision as a business and stopping me notifying my customers. I have replied this evening making it clear that on day 8 of self isolation this knocked me for 6 and to never so that to my decisions again as I would never make decisions for their business. I shared the sign on social media for the shop instead where none of my regulars have questioned the wording at all- yes I caught covid, it’s in our community, I am doing my self isolation and I will be back this Saturday. It’s called being honest and I think potential customers can handle that.
So a reset for tomorrow and the last two days, maybe just fun and not admin. I am intrigued to see what reaction I get to my reply.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-6117-641c6acd0b07a' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=6117&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-6117-641c6acd0b07a' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-6117-641c6acd0b07a' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>