I’M SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!
Hello, I’m Pam.
She/Her | Artist, ardent crafter + maker always excited about sharing with soulful Creatives. I’m inspired by cheerful colors + the diversity of the arts and artists! I’m just one of many Creatives wandering around hoping to bump into fulfillment while making what matters.
If I have learned anything in the past couple of years, it is that time is short and access to interaction with people we love and who inspire us should never be taken for granted.
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
As a curious creator, you have more art (or crafting o, etc.) supplies than time to use them all. Of course, most of those items have been acquired while delving into (yet) another art form or endeavor that caught your eye – or heart. And now you are either feeling (a.) guilty or (b.) overwhelmed.
And, because you are so delighted in any new thing you are “into”, your friends and family and customers are asking you to create some for them. And, although this is flattering and delightful, you become filled with the dread of deadlines and promises.
An aside here – it seems the more we love to make for ourselves, the less inspired we become under the pressure of “performance”. Just a thought.
I believe that we have all – at times – taken on more than we can reasonably accomplish in a week or two. And, as creative-type humans, we have all bought more supplies than we can possibly use or taken orders on items for the money instead of the joy of the making.
The trick to not doing that – well, there really isn’t a way of not doing that. So, indulge yourself as your budget will allow, look up new art forms, instructions and play to your heart’s content. Tell your adoring friends and customers “no” if the time isn’t right or you’re feeling overwhelmed. You won’t hear any admonishments from me – only encouragement.
Make what matters to you. That’s the only truth I have to pass on here. Just make what matters.
WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?
the ARTS + MAKERY
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