Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiny "Art" - We'll All Float On

I made another Tiny "Art" card this week. I haven't been having the best of weeks this week so I needed a little reminder for myself that things will get better. I've been pretty stressed at work and I have back problems that were really bad this week.

Then, I've been so stuck on a huge decision that I just can't seem to make. A couple of years ago my friend told me about Etsy and I thought that would be such a great thing to participate in. At the time I wasn't really crafting. I had major confidence issues. But lately I've been crafting like crazy! A few months ago I played around with the idea of starting a shop but I knew I wasn't really ready. I didn't have the ideas in place yet. So I decided to put it off for a little longer.

About a month ago I just had all these ideas all of a sudden! I was overflowing with inspiration! I felt like I had enough to get it all started and then move from there. I never really looked at having an Etsy shop as a big money making thing. For me it's about having another place to share my work. If I make a little money then that's awesome. It's just not the ultimate goal. :-) I had so many occasions recently where I felt like this was definitely the next step I should take. Then came the task of naming it. I've been going through every possible name I think of and they are either not good enough or taken! This week I just reached my peak frustration.

One day this week when I was driving to work We'll All Float On by Modest Mouse came on the radio. It was such a great reminder to me that even though things are not going great right now, they will work out. I just have to push forward and continue making things I love. Some days that's easier said than done. ;-) That's why I decided to make a Tiny "Art" card to represent this song. Now I have a little reminder when I'm feeling down to just float on!

He must be French...he has a mustache!!!  ;-)

I made this one really kiddish but I just wanted to have fun with it. I didn't buy anything new for this project.  I looked at the supplies I already had at home and figured out a way to use them.  I drew a simple little picture and cut it out of felt. I have stitches on there that are probably not even real stitches. But, you know what? I really enjoyed making it! So, I guess it doesn't really matter that it's silly. :-)

I'm still working on figuring out how to do the corners of a blanket stitch so they look right and I'm a little confused about how to end it, but I think my stitches are starting to look a lot better.  They are much more even now.  I've had lots of practice lately.  I love the way a blanket stitch looks so I've been using it in a lot of projects.

So, I will float on.  Work will be good and bad.  Back pain will come and go.  The shop will come together in time.  I'm just going to keep crafting and when the time is right it'll all fall into place. 

Until then, I'm just a girl without a name...doing what she loves.  :-)


Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad...but it's the middle that counts the most. You need to remember that when you find yourself at the beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too.


Cheryl said...

I like your post. Your tiny art is very cute. The song and art really tie together.

Velma said...

great card and great son!!!
I love how cute these cards are and how much you are improving with your stitching! yeah!!

Anonymous said...

Marci you really inspire me. Love your good energy and beautiful work! :-)