For the last couple of weeks I have been so discouraged.
My energy-levels has been through the floor-boards, and my personal life has thrown some curve-balls that I really was not up for (not to worry, I am fine!).
I hoped to get some sewing done in between work and chores, but it has really not been much to brag about.. The deadline for the FFC is in just a few days, and my dress is nowhere near being finished. And the work I have been able to do, really isn't up to my standard.
But instead of letting all this drag me down, I have tried to seek inspiration from other talented seamstresses online. It is so good to read about others beginning struggles, and stories of projects that really turned out beautifully, despite looking hopeless during the process.
Being creative is just as much about being able to solve "problems" as it is evolving one's skills. Being creative is also a process of trial and error, making mistakes and learning from them. People handle this journey a bit differently. I have a tendency to be somewhat impatient with myself, and really need to cut me some slack :)
My Happy Sewing Place is one of my favorite blogs. Debi is such a talented woman, and just the mere smile on her face is enough to get me up from the dumps :) Browsing her blog, I found this amazing post, so perfectly relevant to my "current state".
Reading this was just so immensely helpful, I instantly felt better!
I am now going to fight my way through with that dang dress!!
And to Ira Glass, who wrote this genius "poster" in the first place; I salute you :)