A little over a year ago I was living on my own, still working out the bits and pieces of Silently Loud in the dark corners of my mind. I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life and no matter where my head has landed, I’ve always made the effort to find a space for my sewing machine.
When I found myself living back home, it wasn’t so easy. After the last time I moved out, my parents decided to downsize their home. Moving back meant sharing a room with my sister. Once me and my sister settled in (to what was formally my brothers room)I realized there wasn’t much room left to set up shop. I am an artist to the core which means I need a space to create. Not wanting to disrupt the flow the house with my return, I turned to one of the most underused areas of our home, the basement. I took a trip to Walmart to purchase a long table, extension cord, a rug and a comfy chair and BOOM instant studio! (How awesome is this chair!!)
I say all this because as humans we are very prone to make excuses for why we are not doing what we want to be doing. If your heart is set on doing something, don’t let the minor details discourage you; take a step back, assess the situation, and FIGURE IT OUT. Make what you have or don’t have work for you.