I've been looking forward to our local sheep festival which happened last weekend. I am a knitter, needle felter, spinner, dyer, etc. and learned a new craft, nuno felting. But first, check this out.
That's my photo that earned the blue ribbon for the festival retrospective category. I wasn't going to enter it, but someone else who saw this photo from last year, insisted that I do.
New this year was Elmo, the sheep. People were invited to bring something to put on Elmo, so I brought one of my needle felted owls. He's right above the "m."
|The fiber layout|
Nuno felting was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the creative process. Even before an hour had passed, I was already planning more projects in my mind. As the 4 hour class went on, I began to realize that this was a very time intensive process. But then again, I know that nuno felted items go for premium prices. So I began to hatch a plan. If I averaged a couple pieces a day AND had a market, I could make a bit of my income and quit my job.
And then, I came to my senses.
A scarf can only be sold once, an ebook can be sold an infinite number of times. Why in the world would I want to start something new, another side job, when I have writing? Let the hobbies be the hobbies. Writing is not a hobby to me, it's what I believe I was born to do.
The festival is over, time to get back to writing.