Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Creative Space: Er, Which Way is Up?



It’s been a half week of Oh My Giddy Aunt – in 3D digital vision and surround sound. I’m in a spin. A lovely someone with a Seize the Day attitude made a suggestion at the close of business last week. A suggestion that seemed so utterly, intensely, intrinsically (bear with me, you’ll see what I mean), gob-smackingly ridiculous. It still is. My creative head space is a blithering mess.

No matter that I was living a blissfully un-craft-committed existence up until Friday afternoon. No fear I have not an Etsy or a MadeIt online shop set-up. Do we think my extensive market experience (a stint at the school fete) counts? Hmn. Yet there I am, signing up for the Incubator at next year’s Stitches & Craft Show.



Have I yet mentioned that I haven’t anything to sell?



Hence the conniption. Now that I’ve gone and connipted in public, there really is no backing out. Yes, I fully understand the likelihood of falling flat on my face (though not yet which bits will be those to trip me up) and no, I do not expect to cover my costs.

So here’s the why:
WHY NOT? Give it a hearty good shot, burn a few kazillion midnight hours between now and May, take any advice thrown my way. Above all, step outside a comfort zone and do something I just don’t yet know about. It could be one hell of an adventure. At the very least I get to look the eighty year old me in the eye and say ‘I gave it a whirl’.

I’m just waiting for my head to get to here:



So I can locate the creative head space and have a largish think.

Spin on over to Kirsty’s to check out more Creative Spacers...

46 comments:

Selina said...

oooh, so very brave of you! Good luck with getting organised for it all, I'm sure you'll be more than just fine! At the very least all your bloggy mates will come and tell you you're fab! hehe!

Nikki Cardigan said...

YOU
WILL
BE
AMAZING

Kirsty said...

My vote's with Nikki. They're LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY to have you!

Sue said...

You go girl! Reach for the sky, you might not get it but you won't end up with a handful of dirt either.

handmaiden said...

Tania, that's terrific, wishing you the best of luck...very exciting

Penny said...

Wow! That's very exciting! And I find when I have a market on the horizon I'm so productive... hooray!

Lauren said...

You'll be brilliant. And there's time. Enjoy the process!

fi said...

AAAAWWWWWSSSSSOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Welcome lady:)

beck said...

I'm so excited for you superstar!! Wow, wow, wow. I loved this post, the photo's, the spinning top, the colour, the excitement, and the...what have I got myself into bit! Enjoy the ride xo

Amanda said...

You can do it!!! And I bet you will love it once you get on a roll and your head stops spinning...

As always LOVE your post!

Kylie said...

That is so fantastic!!! Congratulations Tania. Jumping is often the hardest part you know. You'll fall into a new routine and extend yourself and be buzzing on adrenalin in no time! If not, call for help! I'll sew together a batch for you or whatever you need done. Good luck! :) K

RedorGrayArt said...

first of all...that series of photos are glorious!...life is full of exciting scary moments...go for it!

Mel said...

ARRRRRRGHHHHHH! That is so super exciting! And I'm with Kirsty they are lucky to get you! And hey, just plenty more showers between now and then and you should be right ... and clean.

Man, might have to trek on down to Melbourne for that. No pressure or anything ;)

peppermintpatcher said...

This is very exciting news. May is ages away... ages. You'll be great!

One Flew Over said...

Good for you Tania!! Nothing like throwing caution to the wind and giving it a really good crack.

PS: I have COMPLETE faith that you will be amazing
PSS: Kits go down fantastically well at S&C...think along the lines of chickummujig kits etc
PSS: Did I metnion you will be amazing??

Cute as Buttons said...

Hooray! I think that is reason enough to go to the S & C show! I feel so proud of you. For goodness sake make sure someone is taking care of the underpant washing at that time. I'd hate to think you had to run a show in your togs or worse. Lisa. x

Christie said...

yep, i agree with kirst too

whatever you do will be fab

goo on you for jumping in, boots & all!

sophie said...

YAY!! Please tell me your are coming to Sydney??

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

That's really exciting news. I think you've made an excellent decision.

--ginger. said...

A running from a distance, jumping up in the air sort of high five to you for going for it. It'll be great.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

How very exciting! You'll be great!

I love the images with this post as well!

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh well done Tania! You have an amazing design aesthetic and are so talented. It will be hectic and crazy but whatever you produce will be beautiful. I just know it.

Aussie-waffler said...

Go get em tiger, I'm sure that you'll be blinded with an idea of creative genius. Those are some fantastic photos by the way.

midge said...

if your inspiring & crafty blog is any measure of your creative prowess you will be a huge hit. stress less. enjoy the glory

Leonie Guld said...

Hey, thats fantastic...You will be brilliant!!

Clair said...

This is freaking' awesome. I really wish I had the guts to just give things a shot sometimes - I'll be trying very hard to follow your example.

And...um...the photographs are amazing too! x

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
Can you get arrested if you connipt in public? Of course, I may be thinking of something else.

You will be brilliant, fabulous, amazing and very possibly exhausted - but you'll have the devil in your eye when you catch up with your eighty-year-old self. Good for you.
W

Karin said...

Oh Tania, how exciting. And you'll do amazing, I am sure of that. With your creativity, how could you not be?

Love the photos by the way. They really portray a spinning head very well :-)

Hayley Egan said...

Oh Tania you're amazing. I don't know if the greeks or romans had a goddess of craft but if they did she is smiling on you. X

yardage girl said...

Go for it! I hope to do the same - we could giggle about it together!

CurlyPops said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to come and visit your stall.

Bek said...

I love the word conniption.

I am really excited to see what you come up with! Best of luck! I'm sure you will be brilliant.

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay, yay, yay!!! into the world of the market makers you will go.
I know you have this feeling that market stall holders & the like have this secret world and you yearn to climb into it. fabulous :)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's the obvious next step and you'll be brilliant at it ! Enjoy !!

Jodie said...

Tania, That is exactly what I did last year - jumped in like a loony and it was fine fine fine !!! You will have so much fun (after the giant hard work bit of course).
I'd be happy to answer any questions etc .....Can't wait !!

Sherrin said...

Yay for you! That's fantastic!! You will be awesome!

Melanie said...

I was having a bit of a freak out reading that because I felt it was me it was happening to but then realized it isnt, but I wish it was. brave brave girl.Good in you!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Woohoo - how exciting! You will be GREAT. I can't wait to come and visit.

Sally said...

Wow - I think I am going to have to travel to Melbourne next May to check it all out.
How exciting.
This is going to be a wonderful adventure for you.

Jo James said...

Yay for you!!

Sandrine said...

WOhoo!That is very exciting even thought I can imagine your head swirl!I would imagine your hot frogs kits would be a REAL winner amongst other things you will come up with!xxPS:Do not forget to look after yourself while in the jourey my dear!

Marina said...

Am on the verge of signing up for the Sydney show and am similarly apprehensive! Maybe someone should start an "Incubators Anon" support group!

kellyi said...

WOW

And I am pooping my pants at doing a craft stall in a little village.

You are super brave.

Angus in Northcote said...

will your stall be selling boyfriend hats?

elly bee said...

welldone: great decision. you will sometimes regret it, but in the end you will not, for sure!!congratulations by the VoR!

Madeline said...

You'll be awesome!