It has been so long since I have posted anything (since the last day of the project sniff, sniff..). I say this because something happened when the project was over that I never expected.
The last months of the 365 were rough. I was getting burned out, exhausted trying to balance the project, my family, gallery shows, interviews and orders. I never wanted to complain out loud as I felt really fortunate to have so much success but I was secretly really struggling.
So that is why when the project came to an end I couldn't figure out why my mood wasn't improving. Wasn't this what I had been waiting for?
Weeks would pass and I felt myself becoming more and more depressed. I didn't know what to do with my self any more. I had spent a year of my life dedicated to this project and then it was just.... over.
I have embroidered just 2 pieces since the end of the project. Other than that I have made nothing. So what have I been doing? Other than feeling a bit sorry for myself... not a heck of a lot.
But recently I have started working in my notebooks, writing down new ideas, sketching out some new work and well.... just getting inspired again. I am starting to get excited about making things again. And then the most wonderful thing happened. My mood started picking up again. I am honestly so excited to open up my notebooks and start putting my new ideas in action.
I am reminded of what started the 365 project to begin with. To stop thinking about the wonderful things I am going to make and just start making them.
So I am pretty jazzed to start making new work. Though this time I can't commit to making something every day I am committing to making something every time I am inspired.
I can't wait to share this with all of you. I missed this blog!
On to the hoops!
So the hoops are all pretty much back home. They are all back from being on the road (what rock stars they all are!) The final pieces are arriving back from San Francisco this week. I am putting together all the remaining 365 pieces in a local gallery. (I will post the details later this week) I am looking forward to seeing them all up together and sharing them with my home town.
In the meantime I am committing to getting the original pieces up in the shop, as well as more prints. I will be listing all this week so keep checking the Etsy shop for updates.
So that's it! I have been meaning to do this post for sometime now and I thank you all for checking in.
I am really looking forward to another 365 Lucky Days.