Wasn’t there a song about time in a bottle? Does that mean it’s for sale someplace? A few days ago, I decided to approach my “art creating” (or more to the point, the lack thereof) the same as I did the garden this spring. Just do it !!! This was spurred by a chat with a friend about all sorts of good craft ideas, just ripe for the creating; just the thought of it makes my fingers itchy to make things, draw things, and take their pictures!
Hmmmm, one problem. Well…. now let’s be honest, two. It’s a multi part issue. (and we all know my lack of skills at multitasking ~ is that dinner I smell burning?)
First, the big one is lack of confidence… Every time I look at the sites where budding artists can set up “Shop” I get totally intimidated. A list of instructions including but not limited to, “set up Paypal account”… phrases that include “HTML” and “link your whosie to your whatsit” leave me feeling bleak and defeated before I get thru reading the set up instructions. Dumb right? Obviously a bazillion people are already doing it! I can do book keeping, and use Excel, but not set up a shop? Then, my mind runs across, who would want my stuff anyway; with so many other talented artists to choose from? And imagine the frightening scene of being at a real live fair or talking to a shop keeper in person… *gulp*...
Then let’s say I get past all that…and we move on to problem #2. When exactly do I think I’m going to be making things to populate this (imagined) store anyway? Which brings me to; somehow I manage to make cards for Christmas every year…. Clearly it can be done. Can you see the all out warfare that is raging in my mind (constantly)? I simply want more ‘fun’ time in my life! Can you see me hopping up and down with my clenched fists at my sides like a bratty little kid, growling? I make myself CRAZY! (they say to do something you’re good at..)
Maybe a more important question then where can I buy time in a bottle; is where can you get confidence, follow thru and courage flowing freely from a spigot? I’ll take a barrel of each please.
Am I whining, or can I call it sharing my thoughts?
I should stop it… and study up on linking my whosies to the whatsists instead.