Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The end of the business year!
Today was my final business outing. A lovely trek to the Katbird Shop on this positively frigid day. I dropped off a few pieces so if you are in the neighborhood drop in and take a look. I also dropped off my artist statement which is based on a blog post I did last year sometime. It's a little over the top but I needed one for the Albany Shaker Museum Christmas Craft show which is now over, and I couldn't think of words that accurately describe my love of what I do better. So now that my dropping off days are done for a short while(I have some wonderful heart ideas for Valentine's day) I can relax and recoup and revamp.
I'm thinking of giving up the bags unless I can find a home for them on Etsy and I want to move in a more experimental direction. The thing about a unique bag is that it has to find a unique person who wants it and to just knit or crochet bags just to knit or crochet bags doesn't really float my boat. If I am going to experiment and grow I am going to do it embroidering. I am thankful for the watercolored fabric I've been using, which I could never use on my bags as I think they would run in the rain. And making a bag requires lots of time on the sewing machine(I'm not a big fan of the sewing machine, too much like work not enough fun)so it's time to try again to find something I love that is profitable. I've got some interesting ideas which I can't wait to try out and I can't wait to get your feedback.
On the plus side I still have the scarf and the purse that were my favorites of all the color combinations and styles I came up with this past year so I gave myself an early Christmas gift. I didn't really want to part with them in the first place so I'm thrilled that I still have them. So forging onward, keep stitching. Be happy and next year is the year to follow our dreams and make them come true, don't you think?