Firstly, a BIG thank you to Nikki for hosting a lovely bloggers morning tea yesterday. It was fun talking craft with some very creative women in Nikki's ACE studio. I came away inspired , but also left with the feeling that if you haven't found your niche or creative pathway, you could easily drown in the sea of craft markets, magazines, blogs and online shops, not to mention the social networking sites that swirl around like miniature Bermuda triangles, sucking you into their vortex.
I'd like to do a few markets this year, but am swamped with the choice. Everyone I've spoken to has a differing view point regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the numerous Craft markets in Melbourne. So if you have some advice, please let me know! (especially about Magnolia Square!!!!).
Now it's a well known fact that if you like to be crafty , you should start a blog to document your "journey" and share with other like minded people. Great, but I sometimes feel I'm floundering in a sea of blogs that I don't have time to read. And I really like reading them, but know I should be doing a million other things instead, so feeding the kids will usually get preference! Oh, and Betty Jo stuff of course.
The magazine thing is another problem. I would love to buy them all. So setting aside a bit of time to flick through the most inspiring ones in a good newsagent usually turns out to be my best option!
How does everyone else "manage " their crafty worlds? I've never been one for following formulas, so my random, do what I can do at the time approach is the way I go about it. And I haven't even mentioned the looming issue of updating my Etsy shop. Ahhhggg.