For the past couple of years, I've done my own income taxes but this year will be the first year I now have business taxes to file as well so I just stopped in at H&R Block on my way home today and made an appointment for later this week. After going through it with a professional this year, maybe I'll have the confidence to do the business taxes myself in the future. Now I've got to round up all my paperwork and a spreadsheet of my expenses and income to bring to my appointment.
A little sneak peek of my home studio is over on Poppytalk, Jan is showcasing the studios of the participants in this month's Handmade Market. I love using little boxes for storage and I'm expecially fond of the white boxes pictured here. They're from IKEA (2 for $7) and I gave them a little extra pizazz with the brown and white labels I made from cardstock and double-stick tape (my new favorite thing!).
One of the questions for my studio tour was about my inspiration board. It's funny, I don't really think about inspiration that much and I don't currently have an inspiration board. So far, I've got too many ideas in my head, I don't need to stimulate any more. My next three pattern designs I'm going to turn into silkscreens are all patterns I came up with when I was experimenting with block printing last year. So they may be familiar to those of you who have been reading the blog for a while. I've got such a backlog of stuff I want to do, so I say "no thanks" to the inspiration board right now.