Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Refocus on Creativity

CREATE collage art print

Sometimes I struggle with switching back and forth between making jewelry and then making pillows. Yet I am not willing to give up either! I have thought about it before. Sometimes my jewelry sales are not great so I have considered closing that shop eventually. But then I will get a burst of sales and I change my mind. Right now, sales are very slow in both shops. But maybe it will change soon!

It's time I make some new pillows. I have a lot of ideas, templates drawn, but none made yet. I have a lot of fabric I bought months ago to make into pillow covers. I really should make those!

So I hope today is a creative day. I drew some outlines for felt pieces to cut out to put onto pillows. Kavi was painting in one of his coloring books. So it's looking like a good day so far.

Sometimes days are hard, socially. I went from a whole month of activity and being around family members to having almost nothing to do now. I have some friends around here but making plans is not as easy as you'd think it would be. One of us isn't available on a certain day, or last minute things come up, or the weather is bad for going to the park, etc. So, I get socially lonely during the day. I am glad to have this blog and to read others' blogs too. It helps! I am not trying to sound like a downer but just being realistic. I like having a social life, and it's usually lacking. I feel like who I am is just never going to be content with a lacking social life.

So I have to stay focused on positive things like the fact that my life is very blessed in other ways. I have a wonderful family, and a stable life. And I need to put my energy into creating things not just for trying to sell but for friends, myself and our house, too. It always feels good to make something new!

5 comments:

Stunning- said...

The lull after the Holidays is always hard. It's nice to have space for a few days - but then you start to miss all the activity.

Invite some of those friends over and have a craft tutorial night - I'm sure they wouldn't mind giving you a few dollars for a night of creativity!

Happy creating friend!

Beka said...

Sweet print...and yes, most of my friends live out of state, so we're all kind of in a lockdown of not enough social activity. LOL.

Angela said...

I know how you feel! After being around so many people at the restaurant all day everyday, I have had culture shock being home alone and quiet all day. You have the right idea though - just put all of that energy into creating!!

thestoryofkat said...

wanted to be sure i caught up and commented on this!

i can relate so much to what you are saying...i go back and forth about my shops, worry and make all kind of new plans that i can never seem to keep up with. i'm happy to be at home with a flexible schedule and making beautiful things but sometimes it's just LONELY! i'm so glad that i at least have my blog "coworkers" like you guys that i can relate to!

Nen said...

my shop was so slow... i just gave up for awhile. maybe i'll start it up again one day!

i don't have much of a social life since i married and moved... so i know what you mean. except i don't even have anyone to call to *try* to make plans! i am usually stuck with the cat and dog for company during the day. it gets pretty lonely!! i'm praying for more fellowship with some ladies my age!