I am new to the business of crafting. I have always considered myself to be a creative person, and did projects on my own, here and there, but until recently, haven't devoted a ton of time to crafting because I was working full-time. I am trying to get myself going, but I am a little slow moving...
Like the expression, the hardest part of exercise is getting yourself to the gym, I sometimes feel like the hardest part of crafting is to start doing!
Some of us are naturals at doing. My business partner, (www.sweetgirlexpressions.blogspot.com) is an uber-crafter and works at such a frantic pace that it makes me look like a craft slug! Sometimes I am mentally exhausted just thinking about how feverishly she works!
However, it also a good kick in the butt to get my craft a** moving! She is kind of like a personal trainer in the world of crafting, complete with many glimmering before and after photos of her crafting success stories!
So In my effort to start doing, I am stealing precious minutes or hours to devote to creating something unique and special. I now have developed a special appreciation for those that spend hours a day perfecting their handy work. I also now have a more realistic view of why, as a consumer, we pay for items that we know darn well we can create on our own, even if the price seems a little higher than we would like!
There is, however, a great pay-off to all of this exercise. Being able to lose myself for hours in a project and feeling the satisfaction of creating something on my own is like exercise euphoria! And as physical exercise has become a habit and way of life for me, so too is this crafting business! Slowly but surely, I am becoming a more efficient crafter...
I may never be an uber-crafter, but life is a marathon, not a sprint, and I am happy to be keeping a steady pace!