Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Blue Box Blues

I like mac-n-cheese, but this post isn't about food. At least, it shouldn't be. I guess I can't guarantee that since, knowing me, all roads lead to food.

This is the first year that I've made an attempt to get a head start on all my handmade Christmas presents for my family and friends. The last two years, I waited until last minute (the eternal procrastinator, that's me :D) , mainly because I was still new and inexperienced. Also, I'm crap when it comes to doing things ahead of time. I'm getting better, mostly because I have to be a step ahead when dealing with the boys.

I've had a bit of the blues, lately. I think it's just because I've been feeling overwhelmed with the impending doom of Christmas, weighing down on me like a fat kid on a wicker chair. I try making checklists of things I need to work on, deadlines I have.
Is it working? A little.

Also, there's my very first craft fair. It's at the end of November, and I am SO nervous. It's at my church, so there's not a lot of pressure, but still...I'm a great ball of nerves.

I think my biggest problem is that I get trapped in my own head. I've never been to therapy, but I realized last year that I am able to work out and let go of a lot of my problems when I knit and crochet. It's like, when a project is finished, a part of me that was broken is now healed. That is definitely something I wasn't expecting. I wonder if it's the same way for other people.

Is it that way for you? Does your art help you heal?


  1. Art definitely heals my soul! I'm nervous too!!! what is people dont like what i make? What if I sell nothing? :(

  2. I think that's why I'm getting so nervous. Those are the same worries I have.

    Hey, if nothing else, you and I can swap. :D

  3. I love creating! It totally helps me forget the rest of my troubles. I just pour them into beautiful creations. And at my first few shows I was nervous too. I worried if my stuff would be "good enough". I still get that way sometimes, but then there's no better feeling than when you make the first sale or when people come up and say your stuff is so cute! (or pretty :))

  4. It's a month away, and I'm getting more nervous/excited everyday.