I feel like I’m embarking on another new journey. Not sure where this is going exactly. But I’m kind of excited about it.
I opened my Etsy shop 4 years ago – all this time it’s sat barren. Ideas never making it out far enough to share with the world. Lately, I’ve been able to spend my hospital time working on a furry of hair clips that warrant Lil’Sophie many compliments. So I finally, finally, FINALLY… have a handful of these loaded on my site for sale.
However, I’m not excited about the hair clips.
It’s the idea of this ‘art party’, type thing that I’m going to host at my house – that has sparked a new kind of journey. It’s a ‘pay it forward‘ kind of event that I’m hoping I can host on a somewhat regular basis (in between hospital visits). It’s too lengthy to type out, but it’s a cool way to make something for yourself to take home and make something for a stranger with an encouraging message to them.
My first guinea pig testing of this event will take place tomorrow night. I’m hosting a small focus group to get feedback throughout the art event so I can improve upon it. I feel very motivated in my spirit about this, and I haven’t felt that in a long time. I keep praying that it’s really something that God is encouraging me to do. That I’m not wasting frivolous time down another ‘crafty’ rabbit hole, which is my normal flighty nature. But this is the first time I’ve ever wanted to spend time sharing my knowledge of art media and use it to encourage people to create for other people. I have always steered clear of group art activities. Working on art is a time that I use to recharge and gain a spiritual connection with God. Others would be a distraction, forfeiting the opportunity for those precious moments. But I’m really feeling like it’s time. Time to share. Time to show. Time to allow others in. Time to pay it forward.
The item and media used will vary with each hosting based on interest, supplies, time, and a ‘leading’ to what’s next. Some possible events – pendants, bracelets, earrings, adult hair accessories, and canvas art.
Tomorrow night’s event will focus on necklace pendants, like the one above.
Let’s see where this goes….. WhEeEeEeeeee!!