Well hello strangers. You may have noticed that I have been quiet of late. The truth is I am suffering not only from the effects of a heavy workload from my day job…there is no work life balance in teaching 😦 but I am also experiencing a severe case of the perfectionism-itus. (It may not be a real world, but I feel it should be….)
A few weeks ago I was all excited as you may remember about my new ideas. Well I have sketched, brainstormed, collected inspiring pictures and am full to the brim with visual ideas.
I have sourced materials and put together colour schemes, I have played around with different shapes and textures. I have even created templates for the different components of these pieces. Despite all this, can I bring myself to start creating….no.
So what am I going to do about it?
As I was aimlessly browsing (in between prepping lessons of course!) I came across this. It struck a chord with me and maybe it will with you too. I am experiencing the age old feeling if I start it, the finished product won’t translate well from my head to my creation.
Maybe when we are faced with this we need to take a deep breath and just have a go. So what if I don’t get it right first time? What is it they say, practice makes perfect 🙂
I am going to learn a little patience – these things take time. I can’t remember how many hoovers James Dyson created before the first Dyson went on sale but I read today that it was alot!
I am going to be gentle with myself. I am not going to listen to those critical voices of self doubt and worry. (and most importantly when I need a break I’ll make myself a well earned cuppa).
Oh and of course I am going to remember this. Sewing is my passion. So tomorrow I am going to sit down and start creating. If I make 100 creations before I am happy with it then so be it. If I don’t I guess I’ll never know how good the idea turned out to be x