Friday, November 27, 2009

possibilities

One of the poop things about being a 'creative' is the grand ideas that you get and are so so interested in seeing through that a) you don't know which to do first, and b) whatever you're supposed to be doing is either resented or ignored.

Here are the things right up there on my 'WANT-TO' list:
  • Write a novel.
  • Write & publish a making and patternmaking for t-shirts book.
  • Learn to draw.
  • Start making bags.
  • Consume every bit of interesting fiction there is. (I just finished the audiobooks of the Harry Potter series.. I seriously feel like a little bit of me has died because it's over.)
Anyway, here I am in the middle of a pile of flyers that need halving for Fair@Square, orders that need posting, fashion show dresses that need descriptions to be written, and an application that needs filling out. It's not that I don't want to do these things, it's just that - well, think of the possibilities of the next couple of hours. Endless.


Of course there are many more awesome things than bad about running a creative business. I suppose I just always want more. I think that's a good thing, though, in the scheme of things.

11 comments:

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

I totally hear you, I've just spent 3 hours making business cards (the joy of a recycled craft business) and whole punching most of them and attaching brooches etc to them...

gretchenmist said...

a little laugh of complete recognition re this feeling!
there's always a reality to snap back to, but you're right about it being great to dream things up :)

-- Carolyn -- said...

Uh-huh, yup, get it. Not enough hours in the day, too many wonderful things to start on.

But yeah, dreaming is good. I hope to make a zine someday soon. Someday..

BTW, how's the sewing class going?

Octopus Parlour said...

I understand completely! I'm always feeling this way, too. Yesterday I spent the entire day photoshopping images and uploading stuff to etsy when I really wanted to be painting and soldering. I guess those are important things also, but I always wish there were 8 or 9 days in the week instead of 7.

Miss Penelope. said...

So I'm thinking that the T-shirt making and patterns book should be right up there as number one. You have no idea how many pattern books I've been through looking for nice, young-ish shirts!! I'd buy one of them for sure :)

Umatji said...

I am with you there - what you wrote is basically the inspiration for my blog! Too many things in my head - I wish I had time to get a few out of my head into the real world! good luck with your journey...

Jesses Mess said...

Hi Heidi... it must be that time of year! I just wrote a similar post on my bloggy. And I had to mention you on there - I saw you in Frankie, and you are an inspiration for other artists out there. Keep truckin!

Miss Penelope. said...

I know I wrote a comment earlier, but I just read an article on you in frankie! I swear you're popping up in every magazine I read :) Keep it up!
xo Penelope

jenny said...

Really your dream comes true here and this are very unique from others. It seems to be a very difficult to think also over. Thanks for showing us.

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softech said...

Interesting… I might try some of this on my blog, too. It’s quite interesting how you sometimes stop being innovative and just go for an accepted solution without actually trying to improve it… you make a couple of good points.

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