I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by all of your comments on my last post. I can’t tell you how afraid I was to share it and how long those thoughts have been on my mind. There is something frightening about sharing online, but each time I do, you gather around and remind me that I’m not writing for a bunch of judgemental strangers, I’m writing for you, my friends. I guess I’ve learned that sometimes what I most fear talking about is precisely what I should! As your comments started appearing, I read them and just cried over how connected we all are, how much we share, though often silently and unaware. Thank you.
One of you suggested to me in an email that I pursue photography, and I wanted to tell you that while I’m not sure that I will ever market my photography to clients, I did purchase an online photography workshop a few weeks ago. I signed up on impulse after watching a free workshop, you know one of those things where they give you some free tips, and then offer you a deal on the paid version. I think it was money very well invested because I’ve already learned so much, and it has reinforced all that I already know. There is an insecurity that comes with being self-taught, and learning from a professional feels good. It will take me weeks to get through all the content, but being able to do so at home at my own pace is perfect. Sometimes I feel confused about what I really love, and this has reminded me of how much I do love photography.
As silly as it may sound, I also really love dyeing scarves. I enjoy the process, but more so, I enjoy the finished product. I only feel good about selling things that I love myself, and these scarves are at the top of my list. I wear them more often than knitted shawls and scarves these days and I love that they transition season to season well. I give them as gifts and want one in every color for myself. I’ll update my shop today at 3 p.m. ET with a big group of naturally dyed organic cotton gauze scarves, a fresh batch of wildflower stickers, a couple of organic baby swaddles and giant playsilks. I have more fabric on hand for making swaddles, and might add a custom listing option for those in case there are certain colors some of you might like. Oh, and there is also lavender patchouli goat milk soap available now.
As always, thank you for your kindness and your support!