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?


JudyOlson said...

At "work" people get paid for doing what they are good at, hopefully we "creatives" will have the chance to pay our bills with our talents. That's kind an of awkward way of putting it, but y'all know what I mean.

Diane J. Evans said...

One of my resolutions is to make a visit to the Katbird shop this year -- so keep creating what you love: It's the best medicine in the world!


Deborah said...

I really like this bag. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Phyllis said...

Yes this is the year to follow our dreams and make them come true. It is funny, but I think this is the year I will return to my sewing machine after a long absence. Hand stitching is soul-work, very healing and peaceful "work". You simply need to trust your instincts and then all will fall into place. I truly believe this!

tangled stitch said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments. Here's to all of us being successful next year!