Coming Up For Air
Today I did my make-up, styled my hair and drove a car for the first time in over a week. I went to the dentist... for my 6 month check-up.... oooooh, thrilling stuff, really. Twice a year (usually right after the 2 Quilt Markets) I shut myself away from the world for anywhere between 1 to 2 weeks to work on my next fabric collection. I pretty much become a non-functioning hermit. I don't talk on the phone, blog, tweet or FaceBook. I forget to eat, sleep and sometimes even go to the bathroom. It's not a pretty sight but it's the only way I can accomplish the task at hand. See, I'm not an "occasional designer." I've never had the capacity to just go about my daily tasks and collect random ideas here & there in the hopes they will someday become something. Not me. I thrive on intensity, stress and deadlines. Which makes it even the more strange that I'm blogging right now, because I'm definitely not done. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm not there yet. It was that darn reminder call from the dentist that jolted me out of my trance and now I'm trying my hardest to get my mojo back.
Last week (before I descended into my dungeon) I tweeted that I had collected some rather large bags of scraps from all my previous collections and wanted to know if anyone wanted them. These are medium-to-large pieces... some even as large as a fat quarter! And huge, 2 lb. bags full of them! I figured, if I only got 2 or 3 responses I would just give them to those lucky people. But after the dozens and dozens and dozens of replies kept coming in (even 2 and 3 days after my original tweet) I figured that the fairest thing to do would be to do a giveaway on my blog.
So stay tuned. As soon as those print outs are off my desk and on their way to MMF I'll be back!
off to look for my mojo...