Change in the Wind

Hello all, once again I find myself being lax with this blog and once again I apologize. I have been lost in thought lately as life is going to be changing a lot around here. I am not sure in which direction I am going to go with my work and it has caused a lot of indecision on my part. I really miss making huge intricate pieces of fiber art. I know they don't sell. I know they take countless hours and really they are priceless in my mind. That does not take away the desire to create them. They are my true art. They were never about the money and the few pieces I did sell felt like I was parting with my children. I am just not wired to make simpler works. Even when I tried to just make simple tarot bags they ended up being overly elaborate if only in the fact that I would satin stitch things by hand, taking hours to do something a machine could do. I like having my little shop on Etsy and selling some fabrics. It gives me a bit of pocket money and makes me feel productive but it is also not filling that hole inside me that wants to be filled with tiny stitches and sprays of beads flowing down a swirl of color. It simply cannot replace that. So where to go from here?

We are at a moment of possible big change here. A move is talked of. The start of a new business. The possible start of a dream. I think for now I must be patient with myself. I also think I need to pick up my needle again.

8 comments on "Change in the Wind"
  1. Sometimes art is more than money. It is the true expression of your soul. you do amazing work with needle and thread!! Pick it up again. And that is calling the kettle black because I have been struggling with similar issues. I keep thinking I need to focus on making money, but that is not what makes me happy. My pieces, cannot be parted with, they are so much a part of me. Good luck with the possible move my dear.

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  3. There are times in our lives that we need to make decisions that are solely our own, and make no sense to the ones dear to us. Some are for the best and some may be mistakes, but we do the best we can with these choices. Some are the most amazing gifts of choice we could have ever done for ourselves and put us in the most amazing places in our lives. I have loved you for years and have had the opportunity to see your art in person, and within your heart. You have a creative imagination that rivals any gay man I know. You look at something, and immediately see the workings of it.
    The day we found Maple leaves the size of our heads and walked home hand in hand with them excited about what we were going to create with them. This still is one of my most favorite days I have had. So...
    Whatever this move may be, I know that you will do it with pride.
    So..... enjoy the change, as I know you will. Where ever you may land, will be a most colourful and creative place, Because you have arrived! You and I are adventurers and can turn anything into an oasis. Im so happy and proud that you are creating your place of happiness in France. Good luck my dear...I miss you dearly! Come to NYC and visit me soon. Crysdian

  4. Do you really like to move again? And if you don't -- can it be avoided? I'm happy to hear that you feel inspired, and I wish you that the pleasure of your work will never cease to keep you creating!

  5. Please don't give up doing what you love. I am in search of something to make money and enjoy so many things that I just can't focus. If you can sell supplies, but still do your beautiful needlework...maybe you can do both. Pick that needle back up though. For sure.

  6. Just do what you feel you NEED to do Diane!

    ....if you go with your flow....everything else will fall into place...

    x C

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