Which is worse?
Not knowing which direction to go in at all
thinking you may have found the perfect direction and fearing that you will fail?
I'm not really sure. I just know that both feel frustrating. Sometime last week I added another repurposed men's shirt creation to my "collection"...and to my shop.
Above is a picture included in the listing...when I finished it I admired it. Then I was struck with a realization. I really really enjoyed coming up with the idea for it, and even have other designs in mind just screaming to be utilized. I've been sketching these men's shirts as ideas come to me, and two are completely worked through in my mind just waiting to be finished out on a shirt. This is the way designing is supposed to feel!
I enjoyed making the scarves, above all I love seeing people happy with something I've made...but it wasn't the same as this...
Then the questions come.
Will they sell?
Will people like them?
Will they be useful as well as cute?
Has someone else already decided this was "there thing"?
Can I still sew other things once I really get into sewing these?
...and on and on (believe it or not that was just a few of the questions.)
Just like all other artists (at least I hope I'm not alone in this) I struggle with insecurities. I can only pray that it's a passing phase...