My e-course on blogging is coming to an end. The final homework project has hijacked my brain and time. And it’s all good. Styling has always been a love of mine. If you had the good fortune to visit Bally Eden, you know. I still seem to hoard items to “play” with. Again, I could style till the cows come home.
Seems though, that when faced with the prospect of doing it”for real”, I ran away from the thought for fear I wou.ldn’t be as good as others. As I thought I was. As I hoped to be. I don’t have a nice digital camera known as a DSLR. And I just let go of my film camera. Yet I oggle pictures, pin them profusely, and live inside my world wishing. A lot like the writing I held myself back from starting several years ago.
The homework was to take inspiration from a picture of something intentionally styled and then recreate it with my twist. Find the original on my Styling Board on my Pinterest page Like the moodboard incident of the last Decor8 e-course, the process would prove long and painful. Perhaps because I was juggling a baby and Thanksgiving dinner with this one project. But mostly because it takes a million touches and edits before I get it just how I want it. I found it was like a sodoku puzzle. You could get one shelf right but then all three didn’t work together.
I have learned
- Styling projects will take as long as they take
- But it’s worth the pride in oneself to make the effort
- I love doing this
- I need a “real” camera
- I am a stylist who needs to practice to become better
I am sure I have learned a lot more than this but again, the e-course proved to be the catalyst moving me onto another thought place.
Change nothing and nothing changes.
Learning leads to self discovery.
And that is never a bad thing.
I dare you to do something imperfectly today.