I thought I’d share with you some of the highlights from the first week or so of my British Craft House January Instagram Challenge entries … the parts that are about me and my creative process, and my own inspiration.
As a small business owner, it appears that I have to start thinking about Christmas in July if I’m going to get all my ducks in a row for the festive season. (I kid you not, “Christmas in July” is an actual thing!) I also have to start marketing my Christmas wares on the 14th of September. According to the marketing gurus, this is the magic date that people start thinking about Christmas. (Who are these people that start their Christmas shopping in September?! Because it’s certainly not me!!! September still counts as Summer as far as I’m concerned!)
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised that creativity is about so much more than being able to draw (or paint!). It’s about how you live your life. For me, it’s about creating things that I feel are beautiful or lovely or good, whether those things are made of words or images, paper or flowers, whether I make them with my hands or with my camera. This last … the camera bit … is what I’d like to tell you about today.