I finally hit the close button on my fabric shop this week. I'm not sure how permanent or temporary this decision is but I know one thing: I need a break. The only way to have a break, a good proper one, when you have an online business or presence is to switch off for a little while. Otherwise, it's always there, lurking in the back of my mind. I've also recently been cutting myself some slack when it comes to time online - whether it be Instagram, emails or blogging. I do have a persistent shoulder and arm injury that some days, requires me making the choice between sewing or online work, but not both, so this has helped me step back and find a bit more balance. After all, nobody wants to spend so much of their life online that they don't get to live in the *real* world, do they?
I've decided as much as I love my community on Instagram, taking the photos, sharing my thoughts and blogging, I also have a need to create something that is tangible, touchable and physical. When I sew, crochet and draw, I have something tactile and 'real' that I can look on as an achievement. I believe creativity takes all forms - digital and physical. I would prefer to make sure the 'yin and yang' of the two are in harmony, that's all. I've found being more 'mindful' of what I am doing when I am using social media in particular has had a positive effect. Being aware of the time I spend on there and what I am doing.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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Thursday, 7 July 2016
I am a great believer in blooming where I am planted. One of the reasons for this is because I've found it really does no good to constantly fight where life has one anyway, so embracing what comes, even when it isn't easy, helps me to find the positive in everyday and the joy in where I am currently on my life's journey. I think everyone has a journey in life, and even when we are no longer children, we continue to change and grow. Having observed what life does to you when you refuse to accept changes and what it throws at you, I can say it is much better to accept what is and move with it, instead of fighting against it. Much like the when life hands you lemons scenario. (by the way, when it does, make lemon pasta! It's the best, I really ought to share the recipe xx)
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