Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where am I going with this??

I think every new endeavor needs to have a statement of purpose. Otherwise, things quickly bog down and become directionless. Well, here's my statement. What I want this blog to say about me is that I'm a very creative individual.

I don't like to be one of the sheeple. I do things differently, and there's usually one or two people out there who doesn't like what I do, or what I like, or whatever. This blog is mine, if I want to have my posts be a different color every time I post, then that's what will happen. But, if you don't like it, no one wants to know about it. I was raised with this phrase all my life, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." I think having your own opinions is great, you have the right to them. But I also have the right to not listen to them or even to not allow them on my blog. With that said, I'm going to do what I've always wanted to do with my own online residence and that is to have LOTS of color. Currently, I'm really into pinks, but I would like to have some of my post texts be different colors. One day I may be feeling green, so then my posts will be green. You get the picture.

So now you know that one of my purposes of this blog is to express myself freely. More of what I'd like on here is my artistic endeavors and the elusive goal of helping to support my family with my crafts. I'd like to share my successes and my failures. I also would like to have posts that would help people manage with very little. I've become an expert of stretching food and household items. Frankly, we're not running around like "chickens with their heads cut off" (one of my mom's favorite expressions) during this recession because my whole life has been having to deal with little or no money. So, any way I can help people, I'll do so.

Currently, I've signed up over at Craftster (link is around here somewhere, or will be soon), which is a wonderful community of artists and crafters. I think those two terms should be interchangeable, btw. We all show what we've made and there is constructive dialogue about it. The forums also provide a way to learn how to do new things with just Q/A sections, videos, and tutorials (tutes). What I like best, however, is the craft swaps. I love seeing how someone just picks something they'd like to organize, (and believe me, people can get really specific on there!) and then seeing how the participants create things that show how they view shoes.

So, it's really gotten me motivated to clean up my craft room and get busy. I'm starting to make cupcake items from fabric, yarn and felt. Also, I'm starting to figure out how to silk screen, but that's kind of on the back-burner while I get my fill of cupcakes! More things I'm doing now are crocheting amigurumi animals, embroidering everything, making gloves and baby shoes, making hats, constructing clothes and purses, and quilting. Whew!! What is really getting me excited is that I'm starting to learn how to draft my own patterns!

I don't really have a style all my own yet, but I'm sure it just takes time. I think I've got a style just beginning to sprout, but I'm not going to rush it or overdo it (then get bored of it, rolls eyes!) and I'll keep it under wraps until I know for sure it'll work :p

Ok, wow, once I get started talking, it's hard to shut me up, eh? K, later taters!

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