But for some reason, or for obvious reasons, this show in Athens feels like a culmination of all those changes. And I just want to do a really really great job. After all, I decided to leave school for this, though I didn't know it at the time. I felt like school was leading to nothing for me. I ended up choosing majors that seemed bearable. I left because I wanted to find what excites me, what makes me feel purposeful, something that would give me a direction that I want to go in.
And with starting up my own little handmade business, I honestly feel like I've found it. Sure, in twenty years I'm not going to be making zipper pouches and bows just like the ones I'm making now. Or maybe I will be. But what I've started is something that I can grow with and develop as time goes on. It's something I'm obsessed with. And something I want to do when I wake up in the morning...and when I should be going to bed.
The first show I did in Charleston was great, but this upcoming one in Athens in huge in size, but also because my friends and family are going to see what I can do, what I love to do. It all very much excites and scares me (in a completely good, motivating way), and having people there who have seen this whole progression somehow makes it all that much bigger.
This post definitely started as a "this is what I'm working on, probably won't post very much" type thing. But since I really am trying to form a connection with people who are reading my little blog with however much regularity, I feel like I need to explain how important this show is to me. Since I am mentioning it so much and I'm sure many, many pictures will result from it, I want you all to know a little more (or a lot more) about what this all means to me. So there it is. With a few pictures thrown in for good measure. I'll be back soon.