Thanks for popping in.
Wednesday’s blog is the one where we look not so much at what we craft, but WHY we craft.
And today I am so grateful that I can.
Now if only I could make up my mind which direction to take,
it would all be peachy…
Talk about dither!!!
I am supposed to be prepping the launch hour for Sunday,
but I’m spinning like a top in my head.
So, what’s the problem Barbie?
Too much choice – that’s the problem.
Or should I call it noise?
Or even too much pressure?
We’ve got beautiful new papers and parchment.
We’ve got beautiful new Claritystamps.
We’ve got beautiful new Groovi Plates.
So much loveliness, and I can’t see the woods for the trees.
Should I launch on parchment or paper?
And which set? And which design?
Start with stamp or Groovi? Which image?
Which techniques first?
So much to show – so little time.
And that’s where my head goes.
I am pretty sure you understand.
Within half an hour, I can’t even decide whether to use green top or red top milk in my blimming tea!
Is this a normal human condition?
I’m not usually THIS indecisive!
O V E R L O A D
So what to do.
Step away from the plate, or stamp or whatever is cluttering up my head, and have a cuppa. Black if needs be.
Then call a friend. Speak to somebody who knows what’s needed.
In this case, Paul.
We bounce ideas off each other, we exchange thoughts.
10 minutes later, we have a plan.
And then, the minute I know what I’m doing,
indecision creeps in again!
Almost comical really, except the clock is ticking and the deadline is looming. If that weren’t the case, I would let it go and do some ironing or go for a walk or have a nap!
I suppose the key is to understand why.
So humour me here, while I think out loud….
A lot rides on the launch hour of a TV One Day Special, and
we have invested heavily in these papers and parchment.
Extremely large print runs to secure a realistic price
– especially on the parchment. We could pay our mortgage off with what we’ve spent on these designer pads – twice over!
So it’s no wonder I am nervous around it really.
That said, they’re not perishable; they’re not Victoria sponges!
Now that would be stressful! I’d be a rubbish baker.
There’d be something wrong if I didn’t question my pitch at launch, wouldn’t there?
And I absolutely KNOW you will love it all, everything,
so I really should relax into it and enjoy being in art mode.
It’s not about shining on telly, making a good impression.
Not at all. I’m way past that !!!
No. It’s about getting the pitch right, explaining the products well and demonstrating them to the best of my ability.
Mmm. That feels better.
Understanding the source of my indecision, and realising that it is fear based, now makes me realise that it is necessary actually.
Maybe I will write up a list of demos, a sequence, so that everything is covered. Then we can shuffle things round and slot them where they fit best later.
What a game!
Love & Hugs,