How do you accomplish stuff?
I had a pretty busy week trying to finish some illustrations for clients (I’ll show soon the results), listing my new collection of indigo dyed and block printed pouch bags (here), starting a new series of botanical drawings to turn into digital prints, taking lots of notes about natural dyeing (incredible read and tips over on Folk Fibers blog). I also picked the first little bunch of wild flowers, experimented with gouache (more about this in soon) and started knitting a blanket (I’ll show more pics later and also ask for tips to experienced knitters). On top of all of this I managed to wake up really early for a couple of days, wrapped up in lots of clothing and snapped a couple of pics of dawn at the village.
Does it ever happen to you to feel like you’re not accomplishing stuff? Lately it bothered me a lot, I felt like I couldn’t finish anything. That’s probably because I can’t just work on one single project at the time. Lots of people will tell you that it’s much easier to complete one thing when you concentrate on that specific thing. And do you know what? I’ve tried that, but it doesn’t work for me. I like to work on different things simultaneously. It’s the way I’m made. So what happens is that it’s a little more difficult to see and acknowledge the progress. This is why I’m thinking of writing a post once in a while about things accomplished and other stuff that needs more work. It can be a way to feel more in check and acknowledge progression, right? and maybe we can do this together? Wouldn’t be nice to write about this on our blogs (or social medias) and try to make ourselves accountable? it would be a nice way to share progress and ideas, we could all get some help in that.
Maybe I’m a bit of a dreamer. I just re-read what I wrote and I come out a little bit naive. But I do think community is very important and I would love to find a way we could all have a proper conversation over stuff that feels important to us. See and understand a different perspective is key. Right?
Ok no more hippy sentiments from me for today, I’ll leave you with some pics about this week. But if you have any thoughts about what I was talking about here, please leave them in the comments and maybe we can start a conversation xx