I’ve started a business! I’ve been writing about my ideas in this blog for months about it, and the time has finally come. I took care of all of the logistics and legal stuff, got set up with a great online platform, got some business partners / affiliates, and I did a lot of designing, coding, and talking. It’s live. I named it: Hexagon Craftworks, because of my love for geometry and also because of the geometrical usage in my artwork.
All of my in-progress projects will now be part of Hexagon Craftworks R&D, except for the software and music portions. I’m dead serious about delivering great-quality and dead cool stuff – well, my idea of cool (which I think is very cool, of course 🙂 ). And, there’s a market out there for that. I’m serious about making this my full-time career – to put everything into it. I have a Phase 1 (which we’re in now), a Phase 2 (about 6 months from now), and a Phase 3 (about a year from now) in my business plan, which will each mark new product lines, new buildings / moving / tooling, and revenue numbers to keep us afloat. Once I get to that Phase 3, I’ll try to keep that rolling for at least 5 years, then reevaluate.
But, anyway, Hexagon Craftworks is an art and wood shop, predominately. I’m the sole creator and innovator. The art is formatted and sold at an online storefront as framed prints, on shirts, bags, accessories, and the wood art is also sold, packaged and, shipped. Wood art is a phase 2 thing to be launched as soon as I develop the business system / procedure down for it.
Anyway, that’s a short writeup on what’s been going on with Hexagon, project-wise. There are sooo many more projects to come now that this is set up. And, this project log helped me come to many conclusions about what was possible. Of course, structuring the business itself is a project on it’s own, but it’s also a formal outlet for the result of my physical projects. I’m really excited about it and will make it succeed.
In other news, just to resolve some of the other project threads I’ve had out in the past, since this is my personal blog… The Audio Granulator has had some progress on it, but took the back seat while I formed this biz. The Apple WWDC came and went – watched it, loved it… Can’t wait to get back to it once things have settled down.
And, the guitar practice is staying constant and consistent into June. I’m a far better player than I ever was. I can run scales up and down the neck at 100bpm, sixteenth notes, no problem for every major and minor scale, these days – it just took 90 days of practice, though. Haha. But, the real marker of success would just be my ability to now improvise in a much better and more smooth fashion – over most keys. I could already strum and knew chords (of course – listen to my recordings) before I started these 2016 practice sessions, but the goal of 2016 was to be able to solo and make riffs easier so that I could pull out whatever I needed when I needed it – it’s going well. On to July with that!
And, lastly, it’s growing season again – I got more cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, ginger, greens, and a lot more going this year. Can’t wait to see how they do, and even plan more for 2017.