Staying Creative

EDIT: Today I tried a couple of things on the list… having fun & finishing something! I made 8 new necklaces and an autumnal wreath. I don’t think that the wreath is quite finished but I’m pretty happy with it. 
The necklaces were a bit of an experiment but for now I’m waiting for them to dry & I’ll see what I think in the morning. However they are finished & the wreath was fun… it’s good to think outside the box every so often.

Now I’m chilling out with the Salvatore brothers.. (yep, I’m watching The Vampire Diaries & loving every second!)


(found here)

This post by Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet is a great post about blogging & how not to fall in to the trap of comparing your blog to others to see who’s is best… a must read for novice bloggers who are still counting visitors. Elsie  touches on similar points too on her Blog Love e-course (of which I am proud to be a student!) encouraging you to blog about what you want to blog about, rather than what you think people want to read about.

My blog has been kinda wibbly wobbly over the years starting back here in December 2009 but now I feel it is slowly becoming more ‘me’ which I’m happy about. If you aren’t trying to emulate somebody else & are literally being true to yourself then, well, it makes it all so much easier! For the last 18 months I’d been trying so hard to be a certain person… a manager in a well-known, freakishly busy restaurant, who didn’t really have time to be creative & I pretty much almost kept those two sides of myself apart. Now that I’m back to waitressing I’m also back to creating & sharing my work with my friends without feeling silly or like I’m going to be judged. It’s a relief… it’s a feeling of freedom. 
I think that what I’m trying to say is that now I can feel that shift in attitude filtering in to my blog. I hope so anyway.. if I’m more true to myself on here & the real me filters through then I’ll have an honest slice of blogland to look back at one day & be proud of x