In my Google Reader today I found two bits of inspiration. The first was a link from The Hook and I, which took me over to this post at Divine Bird. It’s always good to be reminded that you have to learn to do most things. I am one of those people who is easily convinced that if I didn’t do it right the first time, I’ll never do it right. This is, of course, not true. If I look at some of my earliest crocheted projects, they are hideous compared to what I can do now. And in a few years, I’m sure I’ll be doing even more amazing things. So, go read that post. It will remind you that you need to be bloody, bold and resolute. Jump in and try things with no worries as to whether or not you’re good when you start, because with enough practice, you will get there.
I also found, from The Storque at etsy, this article about Ana Paula Rimoli. Ana Paula is a full-time crochet designer, selling her patterns on etsy and making her living at it while she takes care of her two daughters. This is my ideal career move for the first few years of my child’s life, when I have a child: self-employed, crafty entrepreneur. I’ve been reading Craft, Inc. and have come to realize I’m not ready to start a crafty business, because I’m still in an experimental stage. I know that I love to crochet, but I’m not sure where my calling lies. I don’t know what I’d like to design, yet. I did finish my first design this fall, and will post that in the next few days. Sadly, I don’t have a pattern. Anyway, hearing about other people doing things I’d like to do is always uplifting.
What inspirational things have you read online recently?