The lovely Jess from Create and Thrive has organised an Instagram challenge for handcrafters called 'A Month in the Life' in which we post a picture each day of our businesses based on a different theme each day:
So I thought I'd share my photos and my stories behind them.
Day 1: Workspace
|Secret Lair (very messy)|
This is the Spare Room. Also known as Jacqstar's secret Lair (I've always wanted a lair- it sounds so cool!), the Creative Cave, or most recently the junk room :) At the moment, there's stuff everywhere, as I'm in the middle if several projects and working my way through Leonie Dawson's Double your Biz programme.
|Double Your Biz Programme|
Day 2: Hands
I didn't have someone Handy (see what I did there???) to take pictures of my hands in action so I improvised. I suppose wool is my first passion, followed closely by paint. If truth be told, I care less abou the medium and more about the colours. Oh how I love colours!
Day 3: Work in Progress.
|One of my many works in progress|
Wow. I started this over a year ago, and it still hasn't progressed much further than what you see here. I have no idea what it's going to be- I don't think it has decided yet.
Day 4: Raw Materials.
|some of my raw materials|
As I've said, the medium is secondary to the colours and textures, but I do love shiny glittery things. I love to feel the softness of the wool. I'm very sensory so as long as it appeals to a couple of senses I'm in love with it!
Day 5: Sketchbook
|a few of my musings on paper|
I had forgotten what was in my sketchbook- it's been so long since I've even opened them. Looking at my ideas has inspired me to get back into sketching and getting all the pictures in my head out onto paper.
Day 6: Action
|but she had wings...|
I don't have any shots of me in Action. But this is my Action plan. My dream board reminds me of what I want from my business and where I need to go. It's my who what when were and why - It keeps me moving in the right direction.
Day 7: Packaging
|brown paper packages tied up with string...|
I use old knitting and crochet patterns and wrap them up with scraps of wool that are too short to do much else with. Mum taught me to waste not want not, so I'm the ultimate recycler :)
That's the end of the first week. See you same time next week for week 2