I wanted to start the year with a blog to keep the motivation going for the rest of the year ahead. 2015 was a good year for me with my amazing husband, beautiful boy (not so baby any more) and little corner of creative chaos. Nothing is perfect, and there were some ups and downs but as we kickstart 2016 I’m feeling positive, with my main aims for the year:
- Be creative every day – I’m going to set myself a 365 day challenge (as it’s a leap year that does allow me one day off at some point) and share with you something creative that I have achieved every day of the year. This may be a quick doodle, a new piece of clothing or experiment before I get to a final piece/design to something completely random or participating in a challenge from the many artistic/design groups I have joined. Basically, I need to get the creative juices flowing again outside of work.
- Appreciate my family – when having a bad day, week or month it’s difficult to forget what we have and I am definitely going to remind my little family how much I love them with little gestures and positivity because they keep me going through thick and thin, sickness and health.
- Use up more of my fabric stash – I’m a bit addicted to buying fabric but until our extension is finished (let’s not go there!) the whole house has piles of fabric here, there and everywhere. My excuse is that I’m buying it to make clothes to sell and make money, but in reality unless those clothes come to life I can’t make any money to buy more fabric! So, you will be seeing more of my fabrications over the coming months and year, and maybe some selfish sewing for myself along the way.
- Be courageous – I already have a few galleries and shops on my ‘wish list’ to get some of my products in, and a few fabric designers/manufacturers that I will pluck up the courage to contact with my designs (I’ve been saying this for the past couple of years but something has to change now.)
Here’s to a happy, healthy and creative 2016. What are your aims and wishes for the year ahead?