Inspiration and a kick start

sand pattern carved and blue dyed photo frame
Sand pattern carved and blue dyed photo frame

This was not supposed to be today’s post, I had already started my next post and it was coming along swimmingly. Then I did my usual, I started to read posts on other peoples blogs.

I have discovered quite a love of reading blogs, I find it fascinating to read what other people think and do and to see what I think about what they think – if you see what I mean.

I read quite a lot of different blogs and every now and then a post makes me stop and think as it hits a certain chord within my own life. This happened to me last Friday.

The post that I read is by Christine Livingstone and it really seems to have given me something to think about.

What she talks about, as I understand it, is putting yourself under pressure to purely make money from your business and losing the joy that you once had with the business. I think this is completely true and would work for any kind of business but especially for a creative business like mine.

I think that I am guilty of being in this situation recently and the post has given me the kick start to look again at my inspiration and be inspired by it to make ‘stuff’. I am now working to remedy this situation, in fact over the weekend I spent some time making some bits I had stopped myself from doing as they may not ever even be sold.

I feel so much better and have come up with a lot of other things I would like to make, I also had a very nice chat with someone on Twitter (you know who you are and thank you) about something I have wanted to do for ages but have been told (by various people close to me) not to be ‘distracted’ by it as it is not what I usually make and it may not make any money.

The ideas are also time sensitive being for Christmas, I am now going to give it a go and make a couple of bits and see how they go.

I feel so much better just having made the decision and really rather excited.I just need to choose which designs to make….I’ll keep you posted!


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Christine Livingston

    Hey, there!

    Thanks so much for linking to my post. I’m so happy that you took something from it and that it helped you change your approach.

    I can’t wait to find out where it takes you!

    1. JJ

      Hello Christine,

      Thanks for your comment, your post really made me stop and think.

      I’ve been ‘floating’ for a while wondering what was wrong, your post just nudged me and said ‘Oi look its this’, it was a light going on kind of moment.

      I can’t wait to find out where I end up either.

      Thank you :o)


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