Over the years I've discovered I have a problem with not sticking to one medium of art (as I'm sure you'll see in my shop). I just LOVE being creative! Whether it's art, home decor, fashion, writing, cooking; whatever it is, if you can be creative with it, I love it. So that makes being an artist a little bit difficult sometimes. I'll start on one project but I have so many ideas constantly running through my head that by the time the next day rolls around I already want to start three other projects. My husband does so well with my affinity for so many mediums. However, I honestly feel for the guy whenever we venture into an art store. I'm running around like a kid in a candy store while he patiently follows me around, shaking his head no because I do not in fact need 5 different sketch books and 17 tubes of paint. Thank God I have him.
Recently though, I have discovered weaving. Some mediums will be just a phase and rarely I find one that I actually love, but, weaving was one of them. I always had a curiosity for knitting but lets be honest...knitting is one of those things that unless you've been doing it for a long time and you're super advanced, it never looks good. We all have that relative or friend that got into knitting and tried making you a scarf or beanie that came out looking like a scratchy, misshapen sock. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating on knitting. I know people who knit some really beautiful things; it's just not for me. Anyway, since I didn't want to knit but I liked the idea of it, weaving seemed like the perfect alternative. So, I bought a loom (what you use to weave on), started weaving, and I absolutely love it. I've completed one weaving and I'm currently working on my second. Both are an experiment of sorts because I'm using different techniques on each. My goal is to have some ready for the shop very soon! In the meantime, here are some pictures of my weavings.
This past year has been full of one thing, and one thing only: change. In 2016, I got married, became a wife, (yes those are two separate things) left my childhood home, moved twice, bought a house, dropped out of college, and quit my job. I have felt thoroughly overwhelmed with the amount of change and the speed at which it has happened. Nothing can prepare you for the launch into adulthood; and nothing can prepare you for it to happen all so fast. Not only has my life changed, but I have changed with it. I am trying to find my place and asking myself the honest questions; Am I happy? Is this what I want to do with my life? If not, then what is? Part of me is figuring out that you never stop asking yourself these questions, you'll never reach a point where you "have it all together", and you'll never stop changing.
I was looking up change in the dictionary and saw that one of the synonyms was metamorphose. Metamorphose means, "to completely change in nature". Change is the end of one thing and the beginning of another. This year has been a year of a lot of endings; the end of my childhood, the end of singleness, and the end of a lot of dreams. I have achieved so much, so young, so fast and I should feel happy and successful but I've actually felt the opposite. My greatest dream since childhood was to get married to someone I loved. I did that. After getting married, I wanted a house for us to grow together in. I did that. I did these things, these things that take some people lifetimes to achieve, in less than 6 months. I was so happy, all my dreams were coming true, but yet, I felt something nagging me. That nagging helped me to realize, it was time for new dreams. The Northern Craft is something that I've wanted, tried, and failed, to do for a long time. However, dreams have changed, I have changed, and the time to start is now.
Hello & Welcome, I'm Cassidy.