Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to where I started from

As some may have noticed I've been taking a very low profile recently on the blog front. There have been many reasons for this, but mainly because I have been thoroughly disillusioned with the direction my work has been going, and haven't felt like telling the world about it.
I love my crafts, I have a workshop which houses my loom, wheel, yarn and fibres, and just about every other piece of equipment to do with wool. I have time ( although there is never enough) to weave, spin, knit, dye, felt. And I have a very supportive family who let me get on with it.
When I'm not in my workshop I'm at the local Arts centre, taking a weaving, or felting lesson, or a Knitting cafe.
So where is the problem? Well, I'm very easily distracted, which is a symptom of a creative mind, but it has lead me astray recently.
I have for the past two years, been up and running as a business, selling wool(of course) on the market. I haven't made a killing, (anything but!!) but I have enjoyed the stall, and have met many fantastic people who I share the same interests with.
The trouble is it has consumed me, and I have turned into a sales person instead of a maker, I have become a slave to the stall, and my creative lust has faded. I want it back again!!!
So here I am back at the beginning, looking for inspiration. It seems I'm not the only one, having looked at other blogs.
I have decided to start with my workspace, which has recently turned into a dumping ground, I know it will never be completely tidy, but it would be a good place to start.