Friday, 31 October 2008

Merry go Round

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link hands around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art a

We are group of 8 women from all over the world
, we have got together in what would constitute an example of peaceful idea exchange and diplomacy, and agreed to come to our blogs once a month and share a bit more about ourselves.
We choose a question and all of us have to answer it in our blogs. It will be very interesting to read what each of us has to say, taking in account how much our lives and crafts differ.

This months question:

What is the scariest part of crafting

I don't think Im scared per se... I think the feeling which could describe what I feel about crafting is a bit of anticipation, or anxiety. I enjoy making different things. I get super excited at the prospect of trying something new. Acquiring new skills and knowledge and then mix them up with other older skills is always a thrill. Sure, sometimes this means wasting materials or...failing in the attempt... but that is a given part of the game. No one can go forward if he/she is not willing to experiment. You have to dare.
Scared of people not liking what I make? Nah... too egocentric I suppose LOL!
Scared of e-commerce? interaction with other faceless people behind a computer somewhere on the other side of the world? No, not really.

I think the only thing that could quilify ...just a bit, as a scary part of crafting would be ...mmmh that very first moment when I took the decission of putting it out for the world to see, and therefore, judge. It was that moment. Now it is passed and I am enjoying the ride. Is it dissapointing at times? yes... very. It's a learning process... but exciting, not scary.

To all of you out there who celebrate Halloween tonight... have fun!

Do visit the other blogs who join this merry-go-round!

Anna, Half and Acre
Andreanna, Glamasaurus
Charlotte, Fancypicnic
Agathe, Le bar du vent
Fabianna, Easterya
Lily, lilypangartanddesign
Ruth, Birdland creations
Sara, Crafts of Texture


Easterya said...

I admire the fact that you're not scared of what people think of what you create. I suppose I'm a newbie to crafting, that's why it's still affecting me... I'm looking forward for that moment to pass!!!

'fancypicnic' said...

I agree with you about none of it being scary...but sometimes it's a bit un-nerving, isn't it??
Sometimes, I do things I like so I just don't care if others don't like it...but I do care really. We want our products to be well received, don't we?!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Definately.. not scared?... me, I'm still hiding behind the couch sometimes!!

I do love that about your work... you try so many different things. It is always a joy to see your latest products.


painted fish studio said...

i love your merry-go-round! great idea. i, too, love that you are not scared of other's judgment/opinion of what you make. your confidence is inspiring!

Marian said...

Easterya... I suppose its just getting used to it?? Dont know... try to enjoy it though!

Char... I was telling Lily precisely that. People say one should create for one self only, but you always want your stuff to be apreciated and ...bought..right? the secret is to find a balance between both things. Im not saying Im there, but Im not scared either... it's more frustrating when yoou try and try and... nothing. But, its part of the game!

Sara, hi! Nah... not scared... Im a chicken for a whole lotta things, but not this. Doesnt mean that I think everything I do is fantastic... Im just experimenting...

Fishy... I am her after a while, and I think it is a reflection of the rest of my life... If i were scared of jumping in the challenge wagon...I wouldnt have moved to the other side of the world to be with a man...... I suppose there had been scarier things in my life?? hahaha

Ruth said...

And your work is bold too! It shows through! No scares for Marian! Good for you. I love it!

Lily Pang said...


You are so right, wasting material. I am wasting tons of art quality printing paper. Thanks for saying that you must experiment. I feel very encouraged.

meherio68 said...

Hoorray for you, Marian!
You're completely right of course. Standing by yourself, that's the way to go!