National DIY DAY T-shirt Designer | C'mon Get Crafty | Oswego, Illinois
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While I originally started my blog as a way to share my crafty endeavors, it has blossomed into more of a focus for my own creativity. I am constantly inspired by others who influence the crafts, tutorials, and methods I employ for myself.
The biggest challenge is time. I work a full-time job from home with two kids and limited daycare. Trying to make a living and do what I love while BEING with the ones I love (fully, without crafting or typing at the same time) has been a giant hurdle. In fact, I'm still working on this branch of time management.
Please share your favorite creative quote:
I LIVE FOR QUOTES. Dr. Suess, Judy Garland, so on and so on. . . I'm not sure I could choose one to define my favorite, but this is the first one that popped into my head - “ Listen to the mustn’ts, child, Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts. The impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves. Then listen close to me—Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.” - Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Please share a link to your most creative (or favorite) DIY or craft project blog:
Can you tell us your biggest craft fail?
Oh wow. I don't know a crafty person that has just one! I have leftover paint stains from failed stencil projects, piles of upcycles yet to be fixed, all sorts of chips and stains on home decor not fully finished. . . best I can think of is literally ANYtime I run up against the clock and a planned project goes south and I can't make a deadline.
What is one piece of advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog or creative business:
Start it for you, for what you enjoy. I make some money off mine (which took years to trickle in), and I'm still working at it. However, if an opportunity that involves money comes along and comes into too great of conflict with my personal life or my family - or simply too much stress to be creative - I pass. I would love to make a living off my blog someday, but I want it to be because I love everything I'm doing and not from striving to create without desire to create.
Where do you get your creative inspiration?
A lot of my inspiration comes from movies and music. As a former actress and long time film fanatic, movies have always inspired me. I love all sorts of music genres, from soundtracks to rap to pop to country. Lyrics, words, quotes...they carry a lot of weight for me.
What are you most excited about for National DIY DAY?
Celebrating everyone's ability to do for themselves! I'm not suggesting you rewire your house without a professional electrician, but DIY really just means that ANYONE can learn to do ANYTHING. . . all you have to do is try.
In 5 years, what is your goal for you and your blog?
In five years? I would love to be making a living off my blog, so I have the time I desire to devote to it. I would love to branch out and perhaps design my own decor line or clothing line. I'm not into fashion, but I figure I'd have a long line of comfy tees with catchy phrases.
Please share with us a fun fact about yourself:
I wanted to be a Disney animator or a novelist as a kid - two skills I worked at that seem to have come together as an artistic, crafty blogger!