Seems I’m constantly searching for my ‘thing’. As a crafter and artist, I’m all over the place. Constantly trying new things to see what’s fun and what I might be good at. Then, when something gets too easy for me… I drop it like a brick.
Jewelry design ~ fun and I love it but I have no specific style that I can see. Not something that is a real lucrative option for me either. It that because I have to specific ‘style’ that I make or is it because it’s such an overloaded market… not sure. Could be both. I love working with beach glass but it’s not the only material I work with. Vintage assemblage is so much fun but it’s a whole different style than beach glass too. Hmmmm
Art~ my first real love. Since I earned my first award in 2nd grade, it’s been my ‘go to’ option. Problem with that is that I draw and paint too many different subjects. I totally admire abstract and fantasy artists but just can’t seem to grasp the style myself. Every time I try, it turns into a frustrating adventure and the piece ends up in a drawer. Couple things I know I can paint… landscapes and animals. Not the ‘cute” illustrated stuff that people seem to love now but realistic renditions of what I see right in front of me. I can flip open a magazine and draw a bird or a barn within minutes. It’s something I can do but is it something I really SHOULD be doing. ….
Photography ~ LOVE taking photos! don’t know what else to say ’bout that tho.
Little crafty things ~ I like working with little crafts. Birch bark, wood, misc stuff like that but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere either. I love to refinish furniture but it’s a very bulky hobby that depends on the weather a lot of times. More of a personal ‘thing’ than something I can make any money on.
Gardening ~ seeds, plants. Well, that’s here to stay. No way I’m changing that. LOL
Paper crafts: love making little stamped mini cards and I do keep them in my other shop. They do OK as far as being ‘sellable’. In that shop I also have a few sewn items and some crocheted things. I’ve never really sold anything crocheted and few sewn items but I guess that’s OK. Those are just fun things I dabble in.
Apparently, I have some searching to do. I would like to limit myself to a few certain things that I sell in my shop / shops. Only problem is how do I quell the urge to jump from craft to craft? I don’t want to feel trapped but I don’t want to continue this jumbled journey either.