I told myself I would write/post something here everyday. Whether anyone is reading this little blog of mine or not, I need to use this space to share a little bit of myself. I need to inspire and be inspired.
It’s been hard, laying here day in and day out healing but dying to get up and out. I dream about running (which I actually hate doing), riding my bike, gardening, sewing….it doesn’t even matter that it’s still snowing here. It only matters that I can’t do what I want to do, when I want to do it. I try to do what I can from bed. But I need- desperately NEED- to be creative in some way!
Mostly I feel like I’ve been waiting a lot. I always think of “the waiting place” from Dr.Seuss’ Oh the Places You Will Go. The book warned me that I would find myself in that place sometimes. And here I am. I am trying to make the best of it. I try to do more than just watch television shows on Netflix. Some days that’s all I can do. Some days the waiting gets to me and it gets me down. Other days I kick the waiting place’s ass and make something, like some necklaces, or a blog! What I’m really waiting for is freedom. And health. I am waiting for my life to re-start. I am anxious to start cooking again, cleaning even! And even more excited for some of the things I already mentioned- being active, being outside, sewing….something good!
Opposite of Far on Etsy
Opposite of Far is not only this blog, but also my little shop on Etsy where I sell my dolls and other child-related art. I have been making and selling stuffed animals, and other childrens accessories for about 4 years. Up until January I had sold my goods at local art festivals and shops. I wanted to expand and decided etsy might be the perfect place to start.
This summer I will be participating in the Bloomington Fair of the Arts and the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange on June 11 in Indianapolis. I am toying with the idea of applying for Renegade in Chicago (September) too…We’ll see!
For the time being, I will post etsy shop updates here, on facebook, and on twitter!
I sketch and draw dolls- outfits, accessories, costumes. I look through fashion blogs & magazines to get inspired then I draw and draw. I love taking the drawings and making them into real dolls. I am anxious to add costumes, accessories and outfit pieces into the collection.
Making jewelry is my new obsession. It’s something I have wanted to start but never have…I have all these supplies and beads and interesting charms collected over several years. And so finally, I got it started. And once I started, I couldn’t stop. This is just the beginning of a new collection!
Nice to meet you!
So, I am finally doing this. I am finally delving into the blog world in order to connect to other artists, share a bit of my world, and express my appreciation of other artists. If you are reading this, WELCOME! And thank you for reading!