|When I cut new, un-tested patterns, they usually get cut out of ugly fabric, but I was taking a risk here.|
If you have an artist's brain, or happen to know someone who is plagued with this mindset, you might understand what I'm talking about here. The thing is-I'm ALWAYS making, constructing, and revising things in my head. I could be sitting there reading "Fifty Shades of Gray", but REALLY, I would be figuring out if you could cut an octopus shaped hole into the back of a corset and not have it stretch the wrong way when you moved....or something to that effect.
It doesn't stop either. I am absolutely exhausted at night, but I'll still be figuring out if we could do a "Narwhal Collection" of corsetry. ;) I'm happy for this gift, because it makes me good at my job, but I honestly think there is a heavy burden carried along with it. Ever notice how the most talented poets and painters throughout history are bat-sheep CRAY-Z? Ever wonder why there can't be a mega-music star that leads a simple, clean life? I've wondered the same dang thing. Does the art make the crazy, or does the crazy make the art?
If there was one single thing I want to pass onto my kids, it's this idea-DO NOT GIVE YOUR POWER TO LIVE YOUR LIFE TO SOMEONE ELSE. It doesn't matter if it's your spouse, your parents, your boss, your children......you have a very specific purpose here on earth, and no one can do it except you. We all spend so much time walking on the "sidewalks" of our true path. We can sort of see the road, but we feel we need to stay where it's safe, instead of getting in the freaking car, taking the wheel, and DRIVING.
That is all my musing for today. I will get back to "playing" now. ;)