|Young Madge, in Christmas drag. Wah, wah.|
It's been a while since I just wrote a post here. You know, one that isn't all about a big juicy picture with fancy fonts or a step by step tutorial painfully (and I mean that literally) edited in Photoshop or a promotion for my new book or someone else's new book or product line or special event.
That's the funny thing about a craft blog. It's a balancing act. I mean, yes, I could just share pretty pictures every day. I'm doing that over on my new Tumblr blog (because what I really needed was another blog, har, har.) And of course I can
|The Eclectic Chanteuse|
Yet, sometimes I just want to write a blog post and check in. Hello! How's it going?! What's happening in your little corner of the universe? See because this isn't supposed to be a monologue, it's a dialogue. You're part of it. Yes, you are part of my crazy journey, the one I've been on since I started posting a blog in 2004. The one that started with me sitting at a computer between my stove and refrigerator in the little kitchen in our rental house and reinventing myself before I even knew what a blog was. From actress, shop keeper and QVC Tiffany lamp representative to Craft Industry Designer, Author, TV Host and Quasi-Celebrity! I'd like to tell you that it's oh so glamorous, but mostly it's still just me sitting at a computer between my jeweler's bench and an old cabinet in my studio reinventing myself.
Call it the never ending reinvention.
Six of one...
|The Triumph of Love|
Man, that's a lot of plans, huh?
That first plan was derailed rather quickly, but that's the funny thing about plans. We can make them with full conviction, but sometimes life sends us in different directions. Of course, we're in charge, but it's not always easy to see that when you're knee deep in sticky stuff and chaos pops by for a visit.
I am currently working on a new, new plan. Let's call it the New and Improved Margot Plan! Lots of little things are happening you can't see. I don't know how this plan will work out or if it will end up morphing into a different plan than the one I am planning. I try to remain flexible. That's important. Relentless specificity can result in getting stuck, if you can allow for a shift to the left and a step to the right now and again, really cool stuff happens.
Make plans, remain flexible.
It's kind of exciting and kind of scary right now, because the momentum is starting to build, new directions are presenting themselves and I'm really not sure where it's all going to lead. I have my hands firmly on the wheel, sails are full and the skies are blue and filled with lovely clouds. Weird and wonderful things are emerging, things that are both amazing and scary as hell.
I am open.
Bring it on.
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