- Just a few happys: gemstones from Hiddenite, metallic paint markers and colors pencils...
- Brand new glass colors came in the mail. yes. yes!!!
- Hang tags for shredded shirts and scarves.
- New jewelry production.
- Seriously obsessed with this mint color. My nails are painted to match right now...
- Masking tape in every amazing color from Pretty Tape. It's the little things. :)
In other words - this past Monday, I let out a little ramble on twitter about going away for a while, a leave of absence... hiding from the internet if you will.
For months I've been struggling with spending too much time online. Allowing other's ideas and imagery to over saturate my own. Obviously this is an amazing thing... the net is how I make a living and meet creative people, etc, etc - but sometimes, I allow myself to get sucked in to a point of no return. A certain level of image compassion fatigue (thank you art school, contemporary concepts photo class) sets in and I'm dumbfounded, un-inspired, exhausted and maybe even jealous in a way.
To avoid this is easy right? Just get off the freaking internet! Not as easy as it sounds folks. But I'm doing pretty good. Every day this week I've woken up, made my coffee and instead of jumping into the never-ending world of blogs, twitter, facebook and etsy-ness - I've lit up the torch and melted glass until 1:00 pm instead. I've created more new things this past week than I have in a looong time.
Over the past two years, I've visualized and re-visualized Urban Revisions in my head a million times. It's sad to admit but I haven't really done anything about it (everyone is their worst critic, right?). Well, I've finally decided to just take a break and enjoy the process again. If you take a look at the shop, you'll see everything is ready to ship and there's a lot on sale too. By the beginning of June, I'm hoping to have a fresh look and new items to be excited about. Thanks for reading. I needed a rant.