In the new few weeks, I'm going to be working on making enough product to start doing some art and craft shows. I'm not going to lie to you: it's exhausting. All this sewing and a little bit of trepidation still at what I'm doing makes for a tired mama.
The Brad, who does art shows as a photographer for a living, is really championing me strongly and helping me with a few business aspects that I think I would be too tired to deal with myself. My mom is helping me by helping to design and create some labels and a few other little things that, again, I don't know how I would have the energy to deal with myself. I also have a friend who has been pointing me forward in a really stabilizing way and all of it has helped.
To get in the local art show here I just need to show/prove to them that I make the items myself, completely. I think that should go over fine. But then, I need a bunch of stock to get going with to start the show. I am gaining on it, and there's a good many unique, crinkly, soft and cute little quilts all tucked away in my studio closet. I've been making needle books all day, and tomorrow I'm planning to make more folk dolls.
So....needless to say, I'll do my best to check in with all my favorite blogs in the next weeks, and post here as well as time sees fit, but I really don't know how all of this is going to fly and I do look forward to the day in the near future when things feel more stabilized and less...well...unknown.
I went to Whole Foods today and coughed up the bucks and stocked up on high quality vitamins and the goods to get myself (and the family) back to juicing. Also things like quinoa and black beans that I plan to start cooking every few days so there is always a nourishing pot on the stove to scoop from. I really need to take care of my health with all this busy-ness going on. Health is our only real wealth, you know.
By the way, the darling embroidery pattern is from here. I am doing it in my free time (like when I take the girls to the park or watch a movie at night) to practice my stitches. I am planning to come up with my own embroidery patterns in the future, I think that would be so fun! But, not today. One thing at a time....
It's hard for my brain because I know my style, my sense of putting fabrics together, my creations will change and grow and yet, I have to start somewhere. And that where happens to be here. Dang it. It's the place I always gave up before with other endeavours and for the first time I'm having to push through and let myself go through this part of the process. All. The. Way.
By the way, just so you know, I so appreciate my blogging community. You are some of the very best friends I've never met.