Thursday, March 01, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Yes I know, you may think it is a little late for new years greetings, but I have good reasons.
I have decided to start my year over, and I'm doing it now! Yay!

Last year in october I attended yet another art show/market that didn't really live up to my expectations. Or anybodys for that matter. When that happens it puts a considerable damper on my lampworking enthusiasm. I get full of fellings like 'why bother', 'what's the point' and 'what a waste of time and money'. Luckily for me, I am not alone with these feelings, it is called 'the Post-Show Blues'. You can google it, but here are two links to set you off: Robert Genn and Lisa Call.

For me it is not a matter of a week or two, but rather months on end, and I don't even realize it for a long time. I just feel tired, and that other things are more important. Not even the thought of the Copenhagen Art Fair that I attended this past weekend, which is fairly huge, could shake me up. I find that odd, as deadlines usually will get me going, but not this time.

I have yet to find a way of nipping it in the bud, but as time has passed I am again feeling the call of the flame. Not only have the lovely Karin Castens plantet seeds of growing ideas in my mind (for later in the year), but the Art Fair was a great and happy experience, making me think that maybe there is a point after all :)

So - I am starting my year over. I am setting up my workshop even though the room has not been finished, and I am considering signing up for another show, in just over two weeks! Exciting? Yes!

For now I would like to shout out a great big THANK YOU! to all the lovely people that came to my booth at the Art Fair. To those that looked, to those that complimentet my glass, and certainly not least to those that invested in my pieces. I hope they bring you much joy.



Lori Greenberg said...

I so know that feeling! People have blamed it on the economy but I have a feeling that our market is just so saturated. :o) I've been going through this for a few years and finally got my mojo back by moving a bit out of the bead-making arena.

I hope your next show goes well!

Profusion said...

Hi Lori, Yes, there is the economy, I don't think Denmark is quite as saturated as the US yet, though more and more people find the joy of lampworking. I just don't want any nebulous feelings to stop me like that. If I let it go on I will never get any PPP in and never evolve/improve, and I don't want that to happen.
PS: Love your bubbly/oozing pods :)

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