Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BLOG #1

You ever go searching for information or instructions that are crafting related because you are SO lost you don't even know where to begin? So you fire up Pinterest to do a quick search and you end up with tons of inspirational photos and maybe a few blogs like this one that will break it down Barney style for you. Then you decide you learn better by HEARING your instructions or watching someone actually do it, so you then search YouTube. After spending 5 hours searching, 3 reading, another 4 stringing through videos (and maybe a rabbit hole through FailArmy), you are ready to tackle this and it's going to turn out RIGHTEOUS. But no. No it doesn't. You end up with a mess of *Insert craft supply list here* and you're done. You're absolutely tapped out on brain power and you can't do it anymore. So you set it aside and glare at it from across the room and swear you'll make it submit another day....

THIS IS ME.

Please tell me I'm not alone.

We (I know you're out there) are the Try Again Squad. The Never-Giving-Up-Hope crew. The Why-Don't-I-Make-A-Million-And-Just-Buy-The-Damn-Thing group. We are soul mates in our failure. But not just in our failure, but our determination to get it to work. Through failure is growth and experience.

So this is it. This is where I eff everything up and toss it across the room - take pictures...piss and moan as I publish them to you....and then try again. I'm a real human being. I'm not just going to show you all the awesome things I make....as that blog is boring. I'm not going to show you a perfectly kept sewing space (BAHAHAHAHA) because that's not where art happens. I'll give you a little bit more of myself as we go. I'll elaborate more on my life and my experiences and why I'm learning how to sew clothing. You'll get to know me. Eventually. But for now I'll let you know that this is my catharsis. I need a place to lay it out, analyze it all, break it apart and put it back again. I need the emotional satisfaction that comes with cataloging and making things make sense. So I'm here for me more than anything, but boy do I want some intelligent interchanges between others who are like me. I look forward to this journey and getting to know you. I know you're out there.

And if you have tips....dear god, please always comment. Tell me. Share with me. Help me improve.

Until the next time,
Trish


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