Crafty Every Day
I took a bit of time and really thought about what I could offer in a blog. One of the main reasons I have not been blogging lately is because I haven’t been designing and I don’t really feel that just following other people’s patterns and designs is worthy of readers’ attention. I was fine when I was doing really original things but when I started cranking out 25 identical cards or 10 matching dishcloths it wasn’t anything “to write home about”. But I miss being part of the community, I miss contributing, sharing and encouraging others while also feeling like more than just a cheerleader.
I think I am going to take this blog in a slightly different direction. Instead of being project-oriented I am going to make it more about the crafting life. In 2009, when my father was seriously ill and in hospital long-term, I discovered that if I don’t do something relating to art or crafts every single day I go nuts. That “something” may be reading, watching videos, chatting with crafters on Twitter about crafty topics, shopping or just pondering new projects. However I think that as creators we all need to engage in these activities; we need to feed our minds so we can make our ideas come to life. So I am going to talk a lot more about what goes into my head and be less worried about the stuff coming out being “worthy” of a blog-reader’s time.
I hope that this will be useful to you. If you think I am taking things in the wrong direction, please let me know. I don’t want to put energy into something that no one will find useful. But I do hope that crafting and founding a craft-related charity as a person who moves around the globe often and deals with the limitations of chronic illnesses daily might bring insights and perspectives you may not find elsewhere.
I do something crafty every day. So for 2012 I am going to do my best to share it with you. I don’t think I can manage to post every day but I will try to keep a running log of as many creative activities in my life as I can remember and post them frequently. Don’t worry, there will be projects, too! But also discussions of products, media, events, stores, tweet chats, email lists, workshops — everything that is part of my crafting life.
Welcome to The Sick Chick’s Constantly Crafty. I hope you enjoy your stay and I look forward to talking to you soon.