1.09.2011

Apprehension & Creativity

I used to be so creative in my younger days. I would paint any surface I could find. Making things with my own hands thrilled me to no end. Then I got older and life happened. Days of making art and not a care in the world came to an end. I had a job that needed my time, then I had a husband who needed my time, then dogs, then a home, then babies... Next thing I knew my creative side was gone. 


I have been trying to claw my way back into making things for a while now. But every time I would get close (the canvas purchased, the paint ready) I would chicken out, fearing I wasn't good anymore. It had been too long, and I was too old to be "artsy" anymore. Well, no more! I have had it with my excuses on why I can't be or do what I want. Lizzie, quite complaining about not doing things when you don't even try!


I have done it, after years of saying I'm going to. I have gotten my hands dirty and cast my apprehension to the way side. I am making organic doggy soaps :) Welcome to Trois Amis Soaps! (French for Three Friends, because I have 3 dogs)




The web page is made, nothing is up on the site yet. (SOON SOON SOON!) I'm still trying to figure out all the business stuff. The soaps have been tested, (on my kids and i, yeah i know it sounds weird, but if i wouldn't use it on myself i don't want it on my dog!) and are wonderful. My kids think it's funny use "mommy's special dog soap". Plus, with all this testing my dogs smell so good! 


But as excited as I am, I am scared to death. This is a huge step for me, to create something of my own, to tell people about it and to follow through. I may fail, it may not turn out as I plan, I keep telling myself that is OK. I am making things with my hands, my kids are enjoying being my helpers. We are creating together, and for the first time in years I stopped just dreaming and am doing. 


Look, I've got a blog button over there ----------------->


I hope you'll stop by from time to time and see how my store is doing. Keep me accountable, and remind me not to be afraid. Thank you Bloggy friends for always being such a supportive, wonderful and safe group for me to work out my craziness.




And if there's anything you've been wanting to do, but have been scared to try, DO IT! I got your back :)


au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 
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10 comments:

Amber said...

I hear you on the creativity disappearing... I blame it on a lack of sleep for me. I always have some kind of creative project I would LIKE to be doing though :) I'll get around to it someday. Good for you for trying something new!!!!

kimert said...

this is very neat! So proud of you for letting your creative juices flow and trying something new! I wish you all the best with this new endeavor! :)

Mom24 said...

Congrats! Good for you. It's amazing the things we talk ourselves out of, isn't it?

blueviolet said...

Good for you for just jumping in and doing something you wanted to do!!!!

Joella said...

Hi Lizzie! I came over from the comment you left on my guest post at Nature Moms to check out your blog, and I'm your newest follower! :)

Congratulations on your new business venture, how exciting!

http://www.fineandfair.blogspot.com/

Lizzie said...

well welcome welcome Joella! i'm honored and can't wait to read more at your blog!!

Kelly said...

This is so cool! Both finding a creative outlet that works and opening a cool etsy shop!

I am working on finding my creative spark again too. Wish me luck.

Martha in PA said...

Good luck! I have wanted to do something like this, just don't know what. We have a flea market in our town every Saturday - spring to fall, and many of the folks are local people doing selling their wares. I need to figure out something before SPRING!

Ms. Sarah said...

Congrats. You can do this!!!!!

Tasha said...

You go, girl! Sell that stuff to the California housewives...they'll love it. (Believe me, I know lol) Lotsa luck! XOXO