Thursday, February 16, 2012
Which brings me back to facebook and pinterest, design blogs and fashion blogs. For the most part this online design world has been an amazing community to belong to. I have felt encouraged and motivated to do what I do because of all the lovely comments and posts about my work. I have made friends I otherwise wouldn't have made and have 'met' people from all over the world just by being part of this creative community. I am more than thrilled when I see that another maker is getting deservedly noticed by press or blogs too. However, I do find myself sometimes wondering how I measure up. Wondering if my work is going to 'make it', whether I'm really going to be able to keep on top of my game. I worry about my home not being beautiful enough or my clothes being so 2005. My head tries to reason that I should spend $375 on those boots that are all the rage so I can take pictures of my feet with my polaroid camera.
It's like a losing battle- this measuring up business. These are not fair comparisons to make nor do they really reflect what I think is at the core of a creative community. The images that I seem to get hit with a thousand times a day are unrealistic for the every day. And yet, I'm totally drawn in to the beauty of it all.
That being said I need to take some time just to breath and live. To 'work refreshed', like my ruler says. To take in the real and raw beauty that is my every day. There are lovely things around me that don't need to be seen through a lens and there comes a time when it's important just to notice those things. I hope you will notice them too.