I've had a few people tell me over the years that they wish they had my creativity. Of course, I'm flattered when people give me this compliment, however they don't know the problems that come with a creative mind.
You get new ideas. A lot of them. All the time. All. the. time. And that, in itself, is a problem. Well, not a problem, but the problem.
I have a lot of hobbies. I love to read, write, draw, paint, craft, sing, play piano, play clarinet, sew, knit, and design. With all of these hobbies come new ideas. Normally, I'm very organized, but when I get an idea for a new project I just have to get to work.
For example, I'm currently working on the prequel to the Bluebonnet series, Cassie & Nikki. In the middle of working on this I get new ideas for new books I want to write. I have a two page long document (almost 3 pages) saved with all of my book or story ideas.
I have a habit of working on something, and when i get a new idea, I "drop" my first project and then focus on the new idea. However, its not all bad because some of my ideas can intertwine.
Currently, I have ideas for a new music project. I've been wanting to record and write music again for the longest time. Luckily, I can bring my writing and/or other hobbies into it as well.
Wow, its been a while since I've posted something. I've been very busy recently in my senior year of college. Can't believe I'm going to graduate soon. Anyway, I just wanted to give a few updates:
-I'm still doing Project 52: B+. I haven't been recording and posting as much as I would have liked to but I still have a lot of ideas to help spread positivity and positive thinking.
-I have obtained two online internships. They're great and work around my schedule. If you're looking for an internship head on over to internships.com
-Cassie and Nikki is well underway and I'm still aiming to have it done by Winter 2013. The cover is on the front page of the website.
-Just today I opened my etsy account. If you like handmade crafts then head on over: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KniftyCraftyDesigns
That's about it for now. I will try to keep you all updated more soon! :)
So, a few of you may not know but I love crafting. A lot. In my free time, I look online for new inspirations for my crafting projects. So far, these are the things that I can make:
-Bow Hair Clips
-Harry Potter Wands
*These are like stuffed animals but for characters from anime
I've recently been making a lot of bow hair clips. With this craft, I made a music hair clip for my piano student (pictured above). She really enjoys music and playing the piano. I made it as a surprise for her birthday.
I gave her the hair clip today after our lesson. She was speechless. I also made one for her sister (they're twins) because I didn't want her to fee left out. I didn't mind doing it because I love making thins a lot. It was great to see her face when i gave it to her. My student couldn't believe that I had made something like it for her.
Pretty soon I'll be making an etsy account (aiming to be live in October). In the meantime you can head over to my tumblr blog (kniftycrafty.tumblr.com) to see the pictures of my most recent projects. Some are even posted on my deviantart profile (stargurl44.deviantart.com).
I'm really glad I started this positivity project. Its very rewarding to myself but I also enjoy how much I can touch other people.
Bow hair clips In order from left to right (clockwise): pinwheel, classic bow, two-ribbed bow, butterfly bow, bow tie, and a tailor bow
These are a few of the bow hair clips I've recently started to make. I really enjoy arts and crafts and this was a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.
I sell some of my craft work (usually through my social media accounts and word of mouth) but I recently made an etsy so I may put up listings for these up on the website as well.
What I would ultimately like to do is sell a lot of these and then donate half the proceeds to a charity or organization. One of my family friends works at a senior center for people who have developed dementia and Alzheimer's so I may end up donating there. I don't know, we'll have to see.
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman