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....