Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Creative Space...


This week I have been focusing on making stock for my first market. I can't believe its just two weeks away (she says with a little bit of panic in her voice)! I don't know how people do this on a regular basis. Once a year seems enough for me:)

My strategy is to complete something everyday, but honestly the rest of life keeps getting in the way. You know all those silly commitments you make and those mundane things like getting the kids to and from school, making sure there is food in the house, clean clothes in the drawers, lunches and dinners on the table, clean dishes, a somewhat tidy house. Yeah, that stuff, getting in the way.

Another challenge I have found  is that I am not much of a mass producer; I tend to bore easily and am ready to move on to the next craft project after I make one of something. For me the fun is in figuring out how to make something. After I have done that, it's not quite so fun anymore. Sort of explains why I always have so many projects going at one time and why I don't work with just one medium!


That isn't to say I haven't accomplished anything - I have, just not as much as I would like. So I just need to keep reminding myself that it is all for a good cause. The market is being held at my children's school and will raise money for the school's art program (which, I must say is AWESOME).

So here's hoping there is no panicking in your creative space this week! For more lovely spaces you can visit here. Cyndy

PS in case you are wondering, it's the Ashby Primary School Art Show and Market Day, Saturday, November 5th from 10am-3pm. The school is located at 2 Lawton Ave, Geelong West. If you live in the area come along, it should be a great day. There is a fabulous art show featuring student art, about 25 stalls featuring handmade and vintage items and produce, as well as a cake stall, Indian food, BBQ, coffee and a few fun activities including giant slides and Harley rides! You can learn more at the events Facebook page or blog. Pin It

9 comments:

Fay said...

Gorgeous bibs! Good luck with preparing for your first market (I don't know how people do it either).

Martta said...

Good luck! The bibs are looking good.

edward and lilly said...

Oh you totally bring back memories of the state I was in before my first market, it's so nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Hope it all goes well although I'm sure it will!

Miriam said...

I completely get that feeling of being ready for a new project as soon as one is done I'm not cut out for mass production either. Your stuff looks lovely.

Tammi said...

I tend to get a bit like that too with making alot of the same thing...your bibs are gorgeous though :)
Good luck with your market.

x

Rie said...

Your crafty production line! Did you ever see the episode of The Big Bang Theory when Sheldon helped Penny set up a production line - he had a really nifty tune to keep the line moving along!
Good luck with the market, I hope you sell everything!

smashingsmiledesigns said...

Good luck with the market. I love the bibs, the pink & green ones are especially cute. I can totally relate to all "that stuff" getting in the way of creating :-)

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Your bibs are gorgeous!
I hope you can get many more things finished ready before the market - have fun!

Bubby Makes Three said...

what sweet little bibs!

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