First of all, thank you for the nice comments on my latest post! It’s so good to know that you want me to keep writing like I do, whatever the topic, so that’s what I’m here to do. We just returned from a week long trip to the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be specific. It was wonderful to be away from home for a while, in a colorful and sunny place and just ride a bike and read and eat good food. I always come back from these trips so refreshed in many ways; I’m more excited about food and cooking again, I’m reading (books!) again, and I have a new found appreciation for sitting in the sun (or shade, more likely) reading a magazine or a book or just sipping some tea (or beer, depending on the time).
This holiday was also a great point after which I would really start making new products for the shop. In the months before, between other design assignments, I finally figured out what I wanted to do, after thinking I did for about four times. This idea I’ve had for a while now and I’m still excited. I’ve gathered all my supplies, built a new worktable and have so many designs that it’s almost overwhelming. But I hadn’t made anything yet. I love creating, but it also scares the shit out of me, and if I fall out of it for too long, getting started again is so hard. I will never take such a long pause again. This week is all about pushing myself to do it, telling myself to trust that I can (because I know I can). Everyday begins with the smallest step that I finally take, only to find out that it was easy and that I liked it and then I take another step, but I don’t have to push so hard anymore and all the other steps after just come naturally, until I’m running and I never want to stop.
I’m not there yet, but I took those first steps and if I just keep going I will be running in no time. I hope to be able to show you all my ideas soon, every little detail in my head, in the form of products, and photographs and a new website. When I’m running it can go fast.