As I make and remake these little animals, I'm constantly reminded that being "good" at something is maybe a little bit of talent, but it's a lot of practice. I spent a couple of hours last night tweaking a bunny pattern and in the end it was just kind of a flop (har har). But it's okay! Not everything I dream up in my head translates the way I expect it to, and the more I do this thing I'm doing, the more I learn and the better I become. I wrote this post a long time ago about how I used to just think certain people got to be "good" at things and for some reason, I didn't feel like I was good at anything... until I figured out that the world isn't chock-full of lucky ducks. It's lots of people who work hard at what they love. And I like that.
So, here's a "real" glimpse of what my studio looks like right now. A friend came over last week and said, "So your studio just kinda stays like this until after the rush, huh?" That is exactly right. If you were to come over from October-mid December, this is pretty much what it would look like. :)
I'm tentatively planning my shop update for Tuesday (11/26) and more will be added Wednesday (11/27). I decided this year it would be nice to give as many people a chance of snagging an ornament as possible, so breaking it up into 2 days will hopefully help that!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!