This idea came to me this evening as I was thinking about this past week. As you know, I do a fair amount of social media-ing, just talking about stuff I'm making and trying to promote myself. However, in the past week I've had two instances of actually being able to TALK to people about what I do and what I'm working on. It's an interesting concept to me because a majority of my time is spent alone working on things. I do post regularly about what I'm working on, but I don't know how much of this is seen. Obviously, if you're reading this, you know about me, and you've seen some of the pieces I've made and am working on (or I hope you have). But when I was able to talk directly to someone about it, I became a little more excited, and I wanted to work more on things. I want to be able to show the world that I have these talents, and I want to be able to give that beauty or awe or whathaveyou to someone. I wish I could produce something to sell for people to take home with them, but also a story to take with them. I'd probably never sell the things I made during undergrad. But the things I'm working on now? I'd love to be able to sell the felted taxidermy. I'd love to design some knitted thing and sell the pattern to people. I think I just get so caught up and lost in the process of trying to put myself out there, that I forget that I actually need to be working on my own designs, not just making the things people have already designed. I have a few books lying around regarding this, and I really do need to pick them up and use them. Obviously I'm good at MAKING things. I just need to learn how to DESIGN things for other people to make and enjoy.
I think this just adds to my list of goals of things to do and learn and create. Hopefully in the coming week I can do something with that.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend, no matter what you celebrate.