It’s a brief blog tonight as I suddenly have so much to do, but it’s all exciting stuff! This weekend has been mostly taken up with visiting the ABC Art Trail, which as you can see for yourself was basically cycling from one venue to another discovering how amazingly talented some people are.
This is just a small sample of some of the work on show, I am not even sure that I managed to capture it all, but I found the whole experience superbly enjoyable. Being something of a creative soul, I can really appreciate the work that goes into producing the pieces on show and have a genuine admiration for anyone that runs any kind of creative business.
As you may know, I recently wound up my creative business, Despite my definitive attitude at the time, this was not a decision I took lightly. I had built up a loyal following and some amazing supporters over the years and there was a small part of me that felt like I would be letting them down, that said I knew it was the right decision for me. There were no pangs of regret today, just the joy of being able to support other creatives by appreciating their work, and even buying some of it.
The thing is, I still feel part of the creative community and that is really all that matters to me. I spent years forging strong relationships with makers of all kinds and many of these will remain for many years to come. Now my passion for creativity is taking a different focus, and apart from the wonderfully rewarding work I do with the Bee Creative workshops, where more positive relationships have been nurtured and skills shared, I am also in a position to promote others.
You see my creative passion has turned to the written word, and more recently this has taken over any of the making that I used to do. I am pleased about this, being given the opportunity to write a regular column in The Beestonian has afforded me this luxury and I am building on that in other areas too. I am thrilled to be on the other side of the stall now and shouting about what other creatives do. I am also looking at more ways to show their talents, be them great or small.
In the meantime, it’s all about keeping those plates spinning
and making the most of opportunities.
Until next week