Thursday, 2 October 2014

The joy of creating daily and new achievements...

Happily I've been able to create most days this past couple of weeks which has brought me plenty of joy. Creating seems to calm me and ignite my spirit all at the same time. It continues to be a magical way of boosting my wellbeing.

In addition, for the first time in many years I was well enough to attend a craft fair with my jewellery.

My friend took this photo half way throught the sale so there are a few gaps. I decided to set up & do a little jewellery making in between serving customers. I found that people liked to see the jewellery being made. I was so nervous at the beginning of the day but quite quickly I relaxed and began to enjoy. It felt a worthwhile achievement to have managed to have my own stall. I have to say I wouldn't have managed without the support and help of my husband and children who were fabulous.

I managed quite a few sales and a few custom orders. Even better was the boost to my confidence and the pleasure of meeting some lovely people; fellow stall holders and customers.

I was wiped out for a few days afterwards, so I wouldn't think of doing these sales regularly, but I'd like the chance to do another craft fair and maybe a jewellery party before the end of the year.

  • Have you tried something new recently that made you nervous but turned out to be beneficial and/or enjoyable?
  • When is the last time you pushed your creative life in a direction that took you out of your comfort zone? What was the result?
On the way to the craft fair, at one point, I was tempted to turn back and chicken out. I'm so glad I didn't. Its hard to publically display things you've created because you are then open to opinion and judgement. Over the past year I've discovered that the rewards are worth the aprehension. I get a real buzz when someone enjoys something I have created. Whether a picture on a wall or a bracelet being worn, spreading a little enjoyment and joy feels good.

Wishing you a Happy and Creative week/weekend!
Kat :-) x

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  1. Good for you Kat. Your jewelry is beautiful. So nice to be able to see and meet the customers who will wear your pretty pieces. You are amazing to tend to such tedious details as jewelry making requires. Being"out" of our comfort zones is where growth happens. My LOVE to you.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience! I'm so happy for you. I'm still on the fence about art/craft fairs. They are so much work and I have never done really well. And boy are they exhausting. Your jewelry is so pretty and so is your set-up. You look just right crafting away at your table!

    1. Anne - Thank you sweet pea. Yes, I can imagine that it can be hit and miss with craft fairs depending on who attends. I was lucky with this one. Yes it was super exhausting but a positive experience nonetheless. Hugs, Kat xx


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