Monday, January 14, 2013

Merry Monday

Having an overload of ideas for new projects and paintings is making me very merry on this Monday. I've been making myself take more walks and the ideas just flood my brain while I'm in my walking "meditation" mode. I love that! Now, the hard part; weeding out the bad ideas and following through with the good ideas. There is one idea in particular that I'm really excited about, but I'll save that for another post.
No explanation needed here. Who wouldn't want their soul to grow?! ( Image found via Pinterest)

My Sunday was spent happily stitching.
I've also been thinking a lot about balancing what I create to sell and what I create just for the sake of creating. I have to be honest with myself, some of the things I make, no one wants to buy. But that isn't always the point, right?  My weekend, for example , was spent working on a painting for my son and making some onesies for my Etsy shop. My son is definitely not going to pay me for my work, but knowing that I'm creating something for him that he will have for the rest of his life and pass on to future generations is extremely rewarding. And the onesies. It will be great if someone likes them enough to buy them. And imagining them on someone's cute little baby is definitely motivating! But, really, I just love the process. The act of stitching is very relaxing and comforting to me. And coming up with unique designs and seeing a well-crafted, finished product is pretty neat. So, really, it's about the making. It makes me very happy. What follows is just icing on the cake :) 

Hoping you're having a merry Monday~ Juli

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