A couple of weeks ago I met up with my friend Addie who is crazy talented with the sewing machine. She’s even published a design here or there. (Ya know, no biggie). Anyways, it’s great when you can meet up with other creatives and hash it out. While I do love all the creative talks I have with my other friends, Addie and I both have small(ish) children close in age so we are able to relate on another level. I mean, it took us a couple of weeks of rescheduling until we could finally get together.
Another perk of meeting with creatives, they understand if you bring along projects!
We spoke a little about everything: the trends we see, sustainability and fast fashion, who inspires us, pushing the envelope, lack of diversity in the mainstream/media Craft World, redundancy from other Makers, and Snapchat (Yes, Snapchat. Me trying to get Addie set up was pure comedy. Follow me! Username: shanikalpichey ). At the end of our refreshing conversation we both decided on one thing: Whether it’s for personal, schooling, or business reasons, just make something. Get the ideas out of her head and make it happen. Several times we both said to each other, “Well, then why don’t you just do it?!
Personally, I get so in my head it can be paralyzing. I know there are things I need to do and get done but I just psych myself out I end up getting nothing accomplished.
Currently, I am working on creating new habits and skills to help me deal with my “issues.” That’ll be a whole other post.
One of my major issues is not feeling like I’m wasting my time pursuing my dreams. Sometimes I feel like my things look like complete shit and I wonder why the hell am I wasting my time. Other times, I think I’ve made something amazing. But mainly I think they are shit. Are they shit? No. But the mind likes to fuck with you. (Sorry for all the expletives. Actually, I’m not. Just being honest).
I really need to get the noise out of my head. The noise I put there and the noise the others put there. But mainly mine. People will always say things and that’s life. And honestly it doesn’t bother me but it’s just annoying. Just shut up, people. SHUT UP!
Anyways, this is a bit of a rambling post. Mainly just to say that I am going to keep on making things that make me happy. So yeah, that’s about it. For now