Find one thing and do it well.
I'm corralling the horses, focusing the lens, setting aside the extraneous.
This is the plan, however loosely laid out, to stretch myself to my personal limits and then try to step beyond. I rediscovered painting a few years ago, but have not given it the attention it is due. I've dabbled. I've not focused.
I'm trying to avoid the "Jack of all trades, master of none" syndrome. Not that there is anything wrong with enjoying a wide array of creative pursuits. But at this point, for me, I know I am not focusing because I have not been willing to step up to more challenging work.
"Do one thing every day that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt.
|New online Etsy shop, Double Nickels Studio, filled with art; originals, prints, and cards.|
This new direction has also meant changing my online shop to focus on art related items, taken from my paintings and illustrations.
No longer will I maintain The Shop Up North on Etsy, in which could be found a wide number of different offerings, from art prints to vendor aprons to vintage books.
My re-focused online presence, still with Etsy, is Double Nickels Studio. I hope this change will be more encouragement to focus on my art, and help me stretch my boundaries a bit.
None of this will happen overnight, old habits and all. And it certainly doesn't mean that I will abandon the occasional flea market trip (Wellfleet Flea Market, I'll be there this summer!) It's more of a simplifying or cleansing. Feels okay when I put it like that!
Have you found your one thing?