Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Challenge

With my upcoming layoff, which seems to be taking forever, new challenges are coming my way everyday. I was recently challenged to make a dress. Funny. I remember making my very first dress at the age of four on my grandma's lap while she pushed to sewing pedal for me. Over the years I've sewn professionally as a side gig and even did my first year of college in fashion design. Needless to say, I'm up for the challenge. It's like going back to my roots. Doing something that I haven't done in a long time. It's like falling off a horse. How hard can it be? Ha! Beware saying such words with a cavalier attitude. We'll see. I'm working on it now.

Because my life is about to enter a new phase. One of working for myself instead of "the man" as they say... I really do feel that I have to leave myself open for all options. Not only have I decided to sew a dress, I've decide to add clothes to my line of stuff that I will be selling at craft shows come March. So right now is just my way of shaking the dust off and giving myself a dry run to see how far I can take this new challenge. Can I turn it into something that will ultimately work for me? I can no longer keep my nose in the air about my leather work as some kind of art form. When I have to do it day in and day out, it becomes work. Sure, I'm having fun at it, but it's still a lot of work.

So stay turned. My first dress in 15 years. (Okay, so I've been a little busy!)

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