when i first started my etsy shop i thought that maybe it would be a good way to sell things, make money on the side. i didn't expect a journey anymore than i expected to "go overboard" with the whole thing or take it too seriously. expectations are funny that way. having any is usually a mistake, a shortsighted prediction of something you really know nothing about. so here i sit having decided i should blog about this unexpected journey because it's more important than even YOU would expect.
ever wonder how one tiny decision can rock the boat and cause even the most spiritually, intuitively dead person want to find out what all the fuss is about? ever wonder how you go from having no beliefs to having concrete beliefs? ever wonder how you find yourself after you've lost yourself? maybe you haven't. i have. i've wondered and now that's what i want to do here.
i want to take my tiny inspiration to open up an etsy shop and try to sell things i create and let you watch as i turn it into something more important than any of my initial expectations. maybe i will find some things along the way. maybe i'll find myself. maybe i'll find nothing. hopefully it will be worth the while but, if it's not, at least i won't be any more for the worse than i already have been.
so here's the deal: everyday i will find at least ONE thing that inspires me, or that makes me believe something and i will share it here along with the results of said inspiration or belief. my idea is that if i am actively looking for these things, i will find them. and maybe, just maybe, i will return to some of those things that made me fall in love with life and find some new ones along the way. *sigh* here we go.
inspiration #1: the sunlight.
i never fully appreciate the warmth and vibrancy that the sun provides until we've had a stint of thunderstorms or cloudy, cold days. mind you, i will complain about it come summertime, but for now, this winter, i'm listing it as my first inspiration. seeing it streaming through the leaves of a tree always inspires me to be bold with my color usage. sunlight has a way of illuminating color and making it sparkle in a vibrancy i could only hint at and so i want THAT vibrancy and color in my artwork and in my threadwork. the sunlight also gives me energy again and i think i'm going to be needing a lot of that in the coming weeks, months, years. it' comforting to know that it's only momentary clouds that keep me from the sunlight and they have to clear eventually. hopefully my head will follow suit.
ciao for now.
"this little heart of mine is stitched together with penny threads.
currently listening to: lisa mitchell - neopolitan dreams