Hello friends. I've been away much longer than I had anticipated. I've spent quite a bit of time lately at that table writing in my journal, being somewhat introverted with my thoughts.
I've been thinking a lot about the direction of this blog and my shop. I started questioning the value of what I share on this blog and what I create for my shop. I even toyed with the idea of not blogging anymore and closing up indobay. I just didn't want to be ONE MORE blog and online shop in an already saturated and crowded online world.
Yet my time away from social media, blogging, my online shop, etc. made me realize that I don't necessarily blog or create things for others but more so for myself. The fact that someone actually reads what I write or purchases from my online shop is just icing on the cake. I thank you for that.
I am a visual, creative soul that is inspired by people, places, simple beauty in the world. I create because I am inspired and my art is how I release that creative energy that is always percolating beneath the surface ready to manifest itself in some way. Sometimes that release comes through words like on my blog. Sometimes it comes with just sharing something that excites me whether it is a beautifully lived in space, a hand-crafted item, or another lovely online shop that just knocks my socks off!
With that being said, giving up this blog or my online shop is just not an option at this time in my life. The truth is that blogging and my online shop are an integral part of my creative process. I simply would go bonkers if I couldn't do it.
I do promise to be mindful about what I share and share only those things that truly get my blood pumping and add value to this blog. I also will be re-opening the shop but only once I know exactly what I want to sell. I have few ideas brewing that I'm excited about!
Thank you for listening. Be well friends.