For years now, I have been trying to find my place in the world, in craft, in art, in myself. Also at sales, in the internet, in this blog. I am very much grateful for everyone who has been here with me, as a reader and a blogger.
This year I mean to find it.
This is not some sort of dramatic renewal or resolution. It's more like an acceptance. Of who i am, and what I need to do.
Old and new friends have influenced, bolstered me and cheered me on. Whenever I can be at an Art Market, I get to meet even more new friends. I get to connect with them about art or metal or gemstones or the amazing places we are in and opportunities we have.
This year I am more on my own. Mina is still around, but she is less focused on jewelry. I certainly plan to include her whenever she gets inspired, but many times you'll see me with a table of only my own stuff. This is a bit scary. I have planned my year so that i will have plenty of time for making as well as photography and research.
I know it is the right move. Most art fairs are not looking for people sharing resources. They can pick and choose from many independant artists, why add complication?
One foot in front of the other, right?