Saturday, September 20, 2008

Irony equals Destiny?

Wow, how ironic that my first blog has me actually drowning in fabric? I am currently trying to get 150+ pocket mirror pouches ready for the December Little Black Box and I am so overwhelmed. I have already chosen the fabric, so now I am at the cutting stage - which is not too bad... Except for the fact that I was put on partial bedrest due to an (as of yet) undiagnosable back problem. So my home studio is littered with 600 tiny fabric squares, not to meantion all of the fabric for my shop items. I think that I will go crazy if I am not able to get up and finish these things!!! I can not stand to leave projects undone for so long. And don't get me wrong, I know that I have plenty of time before these are due to go in the LBB, but seriously.... At this point - I just want to get back to creating!!! As most of us who are designers or artists or crafters will tell you - creating and making something new is part of what drives us as human beings. And to be without that ability for so long (this is week 3 for me being on partial bedrest....grrrr.....) - it just sucks some of who you are out of you.

On the plus side though, it is giving me a chance to connect with other creative aspects of my psyche. I have taken up drawing again (which I used to do all the time, I even got a scholarship in 8th grade to attened college art classes along with my regular school work). I am hardcore stuck on watercolor drawings right now. I am also creating some ACEOs, which I have never made before. So I am going back to my roots and looking to the future all at the same time. I'm kind of excited to see where all of this will take me. Regardless of anything that comes of this, I am happy that I am able to take this particular situation and turn it around for some good.

Thanks for reading my first blog entry. I hope you will stick around and see what becomes of me and my craft!!! Keep your chin up - and whatever you do, don't let yourself drown in all that fabric!!!


Inky Productions said...

Welcome to blogging! I've added you to my etsy blog roll list! :D Good luck and happy sales!

Beadz n' Thingz said...

This is a great blog post! I think that you should add "creative writing" to your vast list of skills!! Sorry to hear about your back problems. It sucks, doesn't it? I suffer from back pain too so I can really feel your pain (and frustration). Hang in there and hopefully, you'll be on the road to recovery soon.

Heathen's Hearth said...

*waves* Great blog! I hope you start feeling better soon!


P and J Crafts said...

Your blog looks great! Hope you feel better soon!