So today I went to a new friend's home for a small gathering of women artists/makers who, through the foresight and thoughtfulness of one of us, have become a 'group' of sorts. A group we call The Makeouters. We all Make things. Create art. And we all have the fortunate common bond of knowing one another through each other. I feel lucky and blessed to be IN this group. Everyone else is fairly well established in the art/craft world....I am the newbie, so to speak. Not new to making. Not new to art. Just new to the world of selling and being IN the world of doing things to get seen. These few women are awesome! Amazing spiritual beings who inspire and create. I feel lucky to be included! The thing that resonates with me is the connection and the need for connection. I think there are probably many people who create and sell things.... but I am happy to know these girls.
Which makes me think of an earlier post in which I talked about how my own insecurities held me back. I do tend to let my self-doubt rule what I do. Today I astonished myself by offering to host the next meeting HERE at my home (fondly called The Ghetto....) I used to worry a lot about what people thought of me, but I realize I don't so much anymore. I live in a very OLD home with problems. Maybe it's age. Maybe it's the 'I Don't Care' syndrome... I don't really know, but I like it. Anyway, I will have a valid and legitimate excuse to clean before they come....which, hey, is always a good thing!! I never would have agreed to let "strangers" come over for a gathering at my home....I just don't have that kind of home....But now.... I am empowered in a way. I guess it is age.
Anyway I really like these women and I hope they won't judge me. And if they do, then whatever.
To quote Dave... Funny the way it is....
Isn't it interesting that we all feel insecure but the people who love us think we are awesome ?