8 thoughts on “Winter hibernation…

  1. Welcome back! I feel the same way – emerging from a long break spent eating, stitching, watching some movies, and not even going near my blog. I for one will be happy to read your posts, on whichever blog you chose to share them.

  2. I so identify with the need to FINISH things. I have lots to complete in the next few months with similar decisions about framing, mounting and presenting. It brings a sense of completion which is really good.

    Trouble is though, I’m also in possession of lots of framed pieces, exhibited (which is satisfying) but not bought, not given to friends or family … and sitting in the attic waiting for a final home. Not sure where I go now with them … any ideas welcome!

    PS Love the photo and the colours and how the edges and veins of the leaves are edged with frost.

    1. Oh Margaret, I sympathise. For someone who had a career in marketing, I find the whole question of what (if anything) to do with my work extremely difficult to resolve. I’m not really convinced that there is any market for what I do, but I see so much wonderful work online from other people – yourself included – that doesn’t fit neatly into a traditional art or craft category but which seems very commercial to me. What I wonder, do other people do?

      I’ll admit I’m incredibly nervous about the idea of marketing my own work, but if there’s anything I could do to help you, or if you ever felt like chewing over any ideas, do let me know – there’s something far less daunting for me about selling someone else’s work, so who knows? Perhaps if there are a few other people like us around, we could try to assist each other – mini collective style?

  3. It’s a tricky to know whether to separate out the different strands (suitably stitchy metaphor) of one’s personality, which I suppose is what one does in ‘real’ life to an extent, or to present the whole thing, like it or lump it. Personally speaking I like glimpses of the whole person because, as you say, it does inform their work and I’m curious about what makes people tick. But I second ehpyle! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. It’s a funny thing isn’t it, I follow lots of different blogs – some are subject specific, others very personal/daily-life focussed, and love them all – so what I wonder is the common factor? I don’t know, but if I had to guess, I’d say it has something to do with feeling a personality through the blog and that’s what attracts me.

      Lately I’ve begun to feel that the separation between my stitchy and non-stitchy blog has become too forced, so I’m going to give it a try and see how it feels going forward – I just don’t want to bore the pants off too many people! 🙂

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