So when I’m not making over-priced hats, I’m enjoying time with my six-year-old son; or working at my day job (yes, I have one); or spending time with my partner-in-crime, Jeff; or folding laundry; or stressing the eff out while watching The Walking Dead (Do you watch it?! Most stressful show on TV, hands down); or worrying about what to make for dinner; or wondering why the grown women in my office can’t be bothered to flush the toilet; or thinking about going for a run, but then not going for a run; or a million other little things that make up the fabric of my existence.
And here’s what I’ve been doing since my last post:
1. Birthday: I’m 35 now. I got some lovely flowers and a creepy mannequin head in a box:
I sold two of my one-of-a-kind freeform crochet hats. One hat went to a woman who I did not expect to buy one of my hats. But the minute she tried this hat on (her hat, named “Bot”), I knew she was supposed to have it. Looked amazing on her. The second hat went to a woman I identified as one of my own before she even wandered into my booth. I just knew. Then she spotted my booth and a look of total joy came over her face. She tried almost everything, but there was one in particular that looked as if it was made for her (and it was, I think). And now it truly is hers.
I can’t describe how it feels to give my hats, which are sort of like my children, a home. Not to mention the validation of having someone truly love and appreciate the thing I’ve made and loved into existence. So thank you, to you two women who bought hats from me that day.
3. The Desert: Is weird. Car trip this past weekend reaffirmed this.
4. Murder Mystery Party: In Phoenix (hence the trip through the desert, see above). My friend of almost 25 years, Jessica, hosted a murder mystery party with a 1980s high school reunion theme, which might sound a little lame but ended up being totally fun.
And then I came home to all these comments on my last post. Totally blown away by the response. I never imagined my itty bitty blog post would hit such a nerve with people. And it’s really started me thinking about the business of art more, and what that means, and how I feel about it. I think I’ll expand on all that soon, but I want to formulate my thoughts a little better first. Thank you everyone, for sharing and commenting. Lots to think about.