Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spreading myself

I think I've been somehow, somewhere, brainwashed to think I can do it all. I can sew, make dolls, paint, tattoo, knit, crochet, make bread, healthy meals, breastfeed, hand bound books, do a yoga routine the morning, have an interesting activity for my toddler per day, have all my laundry done and survive to tell.

I take on a sewing project and remember how much I love making little dresses. Then I start a painting, and wonder why I haven't paint for a while... Well, I was sewing. I've tattooed a friend the other day (in a safe environment with one-use sterile needles) and it felt so great to get back at this intricate hobby of mine...But why haven't I tattooed for a while? I'm taking care of my babies, no place to tattoo in this tiny apartment. So I sew, and paint and craft.

Sometime I think about storing everything to just keep my sewing stuff out. Sometime I want to get the sewing stuff out of view and only have my art stuff so I'll draw more. But I need diversity. I've assumed I'm never going to be excellent at everything, nor at one special thing... but with time I might be good enough at all sort of things.

I want to be that... It's a kind of independence. I have a creative mind and the more means I know to make stuff I think happen, the better!

I would be so bored otherwise!


  1. You and I are alike :) I do the exact same thing. Day to day I discover the things I've forgotten from the week before. LOL The photos of the sewing machine is lovely!

  2. Je suis pareille! I studied art in college (en arts plastiques) and feel that I don't paint and draw enough. Taught myself how to knit last summer, just learned how to crochet, I bake from scratch lots, just got a sewing machine so I'll be making summer dresses for my girly soon and have been having a great time making little felt creations lately. It's like I have ADD with creativity, I can't just sit and do one thing, lol.

  3. Oh man, I'm the same way. I need diversity and a lot of new things to try and learn. :)

  4. what a beautiful sewing machine. I'm the same way as you - always wanting to learn something new. Even though I am a "master" at none of them, I think there is tremendous worth in trying, learning, and creating - even if my results are rarely perfect!

  5. I don't know a creative person who doesn't need some sort of diversity in their creativeness. I know I do lol.

  6. I'm glad that I'm not the only one like this! I find projects underneath projects sometimes and feel the same way, but it's so good to have so many things you enjoy doing... it keeps your creativity flowing. :)

  7. I'm the same way! I think it's important to have a craft for every mood - I find when I move between crafts, inspiration strikes all the time.

    Also - gorgeous sewing machine. Love it.


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I'm a 23 yr old mommy of two little pixies, sharing my life with my best friend. We live in La Belle Province, French is our first language. In the middle of nursing and caring for a toddler's need, I sew, draw, paint, and take pictures to tell. We also struggle to live an healthy life, apparently surrounded by people that doesn't care much, and we're on budget, too!


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