As I turned back to my work at hand I could not get the conversation out of my head. That's when I realized that I did not practice what I preached. How many times had I thought about making a change? So I decided to take my advice and speak my dreams out loud and work towards making them come true. What are my dreams you may ask, well they are to CREATE, leaving this place a lovelier place than when I arrived.
My next plan of action is to open and Etsy Store and then hit the pavement and start peddling my art. And instead of working for eBay, I will put eBay to work for me.
Am I scared? Heck yea, but it feels great, I feel a live and full of energy again. The good Lord gave me these talents and abilities it's now time to shine and make him proud. In the one week I’ve been FREE, I’ve completed four paintings and multiple drawings for future sewing projects. I also decided to start designing and sewing my own clothing. I want to get that perfect fit for the gal that is a little more endowed up top, no more straining buttons and seams for me. I want light and airy, comfy cozy without looking sloppy and over sized. I'll keep you posted with my designs.
I also intend to work on some attractive little boy clothing for my grandson. Every time I go shopping for him it all looks the same and then you look over at the girls department and you’re wowed with colors and options. I tell you that grandson of mine is going to be styling his grandmas designs pretty soon now.
Plans are also underway to set up all of my sewing and art in one studio inside the house, yea no more chilly garage. I'll also keep you posted on the making of my studio. Oh yea did I mention that I am recently unemployed and not drawing a paycheck? So I’ll have to make do with all the fabric and supplies that I have on hand. It's time to get real creative, I love a challenge.
I don't know if this was the practical move for me, but I do know that it feels like the right move for me. I've been blessed with an amazing husband, encouraging children and great friends that tell me I can do anything I set my mind to. They all know how stubborn I can be. My dad use to say, “Tootsie you never have liked to take "no" for an answer, and baby girl it has served you well because you never stop trying”.