Thursday, April 21, 2016
Living a creative life is important to me. I enjoy making things with my hands, and there is nothing quite like holding a finished product in your hands that you created. It isn't easy to find large chunks of time for creating these days. Being a single mama, homeschooling, taking care of our little homestead...it all takes up a lot of my time, but every day I find time, usually just a little, for making. I might squeeze in a little knitting in the early morning hours, or later in the evening once my little man is tucked in. I might find myself sitting at the sewing machine for 20 minutes while my little man is busy with a puzzle or building with lego. Or I might be up late, in the kitchen, whipping up body butter or soap. The point is, every single day I create. Some days I might only get five minutes, other days an hour might appear, and so I take whatever I can get, and I use it to the best of my ability at that time.
I do this for many reasons, the most important one being that I feel alive when I am creating. I feel full, happy and, content, and I always seem to finish creating feeling more inspired than when I began, and that is amazing!
The last few weeks have been busy with creative projects, from rope baskets to self care and herbal products, and the reason is because I have opened a shop. This shop, a part of Life at Nature's Pace, is a simple shop where I will sell hand crafted artisan goods for health, body and home. It's a place to sell my homemade self care products, and homegrown herbal goodness, as well as share other creative and interesting handmades. It has been something I have been thinking about for over a year now, and have finally taken the time and energy to make it a reality. It feels good, and it also feels very exciting. It's a new project, something that will change and grow, as I do, and hopefully allow me a place to share my love of creating and earn a small income at the same time.
I hope you will check it out, and let me know what you think.
If you live locally, be sure to check out the workshop page for information on the Kids Herbal and Wild Food Club and a Putting Food By series that runs throughout the summer. Oh, and summer camp information is up, and registrations are rolling in already.
I have also loaded a few new rope baskets to the Mama Collaborative shop, and many new and beautiful items have been added by the other members. Be sure to stop in and check things out.