Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If your studio is clean, you're not really working!

So everyone who walks into my home comments on how clean it always is. But then they walk into my studio. It's not clean. There are pins on the floor, scraps and thread everywhere. I used to beat myself up about this, but then I decided, it is impossible to make a quality product without making a huge mess! Trying to cut something without a pile of fabric sitting next to me would be nice, but is just seems that it is not natural to break the creative process and "tidy up". Afterall, those very piles of fabric may very well inspire me, so I now justify that it would be IMPRACTICAL to clean up! So I've learned to embrace the mess, and see it as progress. It also pays to mention, that cleaning up at the end of a long run of projects is very satisfying!

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Day, New Venture

Ahh, spring break. It's usually a time of sun, fresh air and fun, fun, fun! But, alas, here I am, up to my eyeballs in thread, fabric and heaps of scraps! I remind myself often as the weather is warming up that I am doing something I love, and getting paid for it. As I emerge out of my studio, I look out the window and thank God for the opportunity He is giving me to earn for my family.

It is my hopes to keep anyone who may so choose to follow this blog, captivated with whatever I am creating at the moment. I hope to share inspiration as well as the mishaps that seem to make their way into everything I do. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting....