My tea is basically telling me to like, dive right on into this blog post.
This is how I feel:
I just want to scream. I want to scream at my congestion. I want to scream at the miserable woman who’s always outside having a loud, drama-filled conversation on the phone at 8:30 in the morning; I want to scream at myself for not screaming at her because whenever I see her, my anxiety shoots through the roof. I want to scream that my show on Saturday wasn’t as successful as I had hoped; I want to scream at myself for always having such high expectations for myself but never meeting them, regardless of effort and preparation.
But I’m not going to scream. I’m going to keep moving forward because I have been making progress all year and I don’t need to scream at myself to notice that.
While I could do other shows before Christmas and potentially capitalize on that, I don’t know if I am going to. I have so many other things I want to do – I kind of want to hunker down and refocus; get my own stuff done.
I don’t want to stress this holiday season about things. I want to enjoy every single moment of it that I can. I want to bake breads and cookies. I want to sit and read books by my fireplace. I want to go snowshoeing when the season hits.
Anyway, back to the craft show – I got excellent feedback on my pieces ~ the issue doesn’t appear to be my work. I think that day the issue was the fact that nobody was really buying too much. They were gravitating toward smaller, inexpensive items. A friend said to me that perhaps people have been too conditioned by easy, cheap merchandise that arrives at our doorsteps in 2 days. That could be part of it, but I also think part of it is that I’m making home décor – home décor isn’t a necessity. It doesn’t have a purpose other than sitting on a shelf, bringing some light into a space. It’s purpose is rather superficial compared to an item that not only looks beautiful, but is functional. Maybe I need to think about items that have more of a real purpose.
Speaking of beautiful and functional – I bought myself a new set of wine glasses this weekend. When I saw them I just had to have them.
I’ve been putting water, ice tea (as shown above), and, of course, wine in these glasses since I got them on Saturday night. These glasses seem like a sign – think bigger.
So, my plan is to continue to create home decor (because I really love doing it), and also brainstorm and learn how to make items that have a bigger purpose than simply being decorative.
I want to continue on my journey – testing my boundaries, taking care of myself, growing as a person. All of that can be translated into not only the things I do, but the things I make.
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