Last week I posted about how once you realize you are overwhelmed, there are some steps that you can take to get back to a good place. And once you are in a good place, the doors will open up for you to really focus on what’s important. I took my own advice. After a lot of soul searching and talking it out with Jason and other people around town I made some hard decisions. Decisions that will lead to a life changing project. Decisions that will help me to bring into life a project I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid…. a collaborative local art group. Here are the first set of steps I took:
First I decided to stop hosting the thrift kitchen blog. I love the project and concept, but going into it, I thought I would have 2 co-authors and that just didn’t work out because of life and all that jazz. So I’m going to absorb it into the kro studio blog. I’m thinking a “Thursday in the Thrift Kitchen” kind of post once a week would be a good healthy pace – starting up next month. And then I’ve also decided to stop hosting the local chapter of the sewing rebellion. We (the whole group) decided this for many reasons, but one of the big ones is that we are wanting to do so much more than just sew. And then I as the host wanted to use the full range of my skill sets – sewing is honestly not my strongest skill set. And by “stop” hosting the sewing rebellion, I have opened the way and time for a new organization entirely: ames c.art!
Ames C.art stands for ames collaborative art. The whole idea of it is the facilitation of collaboration between all media and art in order to infuse the community with creativity through public projects – be they workshops, lectures, or on the street art. Ames Collaborative Art. Encouraging the growth, sharing, collaboration of ames area artists and creative do gooders.
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