Summer is here! It is official. I’m feeling it, too. Long sunny days, melted Popsicles dripping on worn jean shorts, half-made travel plans to far-off corners of the country. I’m both here and there, in my mind and in the material, in the present and the future, waiting for a sign or some wind to maybe push me either way. My etsy store is taking on a life all its own, and while I’m making beads and new pieces as fast as my hands can craft them, I’m oozing with inspiration after this weekend’s random Renegade Craft Fair rendezvous in Austin. What started out as Jake and I making a trip to West Austin for a little bit of art fun at the West Austin Studio Tour, quickly turned into a whole day of shopping for handmade goodies instead. I walked away with plenty of new adorable prints for my craft room (which is coming along nicely), and a few shiny necklaces, courtesy of Oh Hello Friend. oh! And her blog is an amazing source of inspiration! DIY projects galore and plenty of creative people seem to congregate here, I would add her if you like!
I’m really trying to pin down some tangible ideas these days. The storm of creativity that seems to always be swirling in my head is fun and all, but at some point, mamma’s gotta get down to business. I’m really considering going all out on my etsy store, using it as an outlet for pretty much anything and everything I make. I get hung up on the idea that “I need to pick a specialty and stick with that” but etsy stores are so fun, I can’t just do jewelry or home stuff, not exclusively, anyway. I still have mounds of leather and fabric to be made into handbags, and I’m uploading more paper goods to my store this weekend. Get ready!