Friday, July 24, 2009

See you at the finish line!

I was talking to a licensed artist recently and she said that she was surprised at what sold well for her. They were lines she never considered anyone would really take interest to.

The designs she
thought would be big sellers weren't so.

And then some she threw in the line at the last minute ... became her
bread and butter.

Her words stayed with me for a very long time.

I'm an in-house designer.

I have no idea if any of my fabrics are selling well and those that are, what style is it that customers are drawn to?

I'm unsure whether or not, I should continue drawing the style as I have been doing or try momentarily, to push the envelope and try something new.

I am curious about that. I always want to push myself as an artist. To try something new.
And different.

Perhaps in some obscure way, it's why I have started running.

I don't enjoy running, but I joined a running group and run three days a week. It pushes me. Pushes me beyond my comfort zone. Pushes me beyond my limits. To the outer-limits.

When it's all said and done, I can say, "
i did it!"
I can say, "
I gave it my all.."
I pushed myself beyond all I could hope for."

And in the end, I want to hear as a result,
"I am so proud of you!"
"Yay! You DID it!"
"I didn't think you could do it, but you did!!!"

But. Aren't we all this way? Aren't
you this way?
As a nurse, as a teacher, as an admin assistant.. don't you push yourself, too?

See what I mean?
We're not really different,
afterall, are we.

See you at the finish line....


danny said...

As someone whose face has been in the sand for some time, you have inspired me Shawn!

Kate said...

Much as you have me mesmorized by your designs I say PUSH PUSH PUSH, at the risk of sounding like this is a birthing class.
But then, maybe it is. :-)
If we all pushed ourselves a bit more we'd find new life.
We'd find renewed life.
We'd find - we are the little engine that could - and did!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Yeah! Good for you in trying something new. PUSH!!!! :-)

doodlegirl said...

Thanks! I needed to hear that! I am ready. Ready for something new. Get ready. I am! I am read to push!!!!! :O)