In the meantime I'm looking forward to the creative pursuits neglected while I was running the shop. On my agenda is photography, sewing, possibly a Fall Mini Collection inspired by my good friend Tonya who has debuted her fine talents on her new blog, Rational Construct, and continuing home design. I have a few summer items I'd like to make and I want to finish the blouse which was intended to be my first project for The Sew Weekly blog. I've actually given myself a deadline, Sunday to wear on Easter, so looks like I'll be sewing Saturday if I ever want to make a single self imposed deadline.
I've been running around and around in my head trying to figure out how to find direction and inspiration. While the sources of inspiration are endless, I'm trying to hone in on the achievable and the fun and point myself in the right direction. Instead of a business venture, this time around my main goal is to have fun and bring art back into my life, to stop working so hard, and to start creating things.
Using sewing as my inspiration I used Moo cards to create new hang tags for the Vintage Markets. A bit of a cop out I know, but a slight nod to the Dame transition. These are the images I chose.
|The Blouse I'm supposed to finish on Saturday|
|Experimenting with pattern weights for the first time|
I'm curious to know how you find the time and the focus to work on your projects and how you choose which creative paths to follow when time and resources are limited. I'd love for you to share your projects, inspirations and tactics for finding the time for it all. I'm sure I have a lot to learn.