KISMET...this is my new favorite word. It sounds spectacular spinning off the tongue, almost like a flirtatious whisper. It's meaning you ask...Fate or Destiny. Never in my life have I felt as though I had a destiny. I am almost 30 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. In fact, I don't feel like a grown-up. Taxes and bills make me curl up into the fetal position. When I accidentally touch the "Stocks" app that was pre-programmed on my phone the images shock me: plus, minus, green, red, up, down. My escape from the "Stocks" app cannot come fast enough as a fumble to exit it. Grown up stuff isn't my thing. I guess I don't want to let go of my fantasies.
I am a big dreamer. I have grand ideas but they usually come to a halt when my mind conjures images of horrible failure. Most of my adult life has been spent roaming and chasing these big dreams that I've never had the courage to put into action. Jumping from one location to the next, roaming between artistic ventures. One year, I actually moved apartments 5 times believing that if I was replacing one space with another then my life would complete. All of this roaming is what I refer to as dying. This may sound down right pessimistic. When I refer to dying, I guess I mean growing up, perhaps even trial and error. If I didn't explain that quite right please refer to the quote below:
“We all have to die a bit every now and then and usually it's so gradual that we end up more alive than ever. Infinitely old and infinitely alive.” -rb, the skating rink
So here is a rather grand trial and error for me, inks + thread. Will it be a fail? I don't know. Thus far it has been a Kismet experience if not for seeking my own small biz then for the simply joy of creating. Collaborating with artists and creating patterns pushes the concept of failure out of my head, which is a strangely new phenomena for me. Thus making this venture seem KISMET. Two people must be praised, thanked, and anointed with godly oils. Beca Lewis of Tumbleweeds Handcraft and Danielle Tanner of Dinosaur Toes|Girl&Parrot. These two outstanding ladies let me use some of their original art to make some of the inks+thread patterns. They are supportive and just plain stellar. The inks+thread shop is open, take a look!