One blink and the summer holidays are upon us once again.
Today is the first proper day, technically last Friday was but the start of the week feels more significant. A fresh start.
I have not wrote a blog for a while as I needed to take some time out and really reflect on what I have achieved and what milestones I need to put in place.
Moving the brand forward is imperative and this is where my focus needs to be this summer holiday; on product development.
Choice in life is everything and there needs to be more choice regarding the t-shirt designs. I have known this for some time. But the creative block has been strong. And working full time does not help either. Being a teacher is very demanding.
Anyway, looking forward...
For the first week I want to just have fun drawing and painting. I think I have felt really restricted by the demands of the business, which has ultimately impacted on my outlet hence the lack of blog writing and overall productivity.
There have been moments of inspiration and motivation but I know in myself it is not enough. The more I produce the more I feel confident and the designs will be much more realised. This is the place I want to be. Feeling energised and inspired.
Once I have some designs that I am happy with a can move forward with experimenting digitally or screen printing them. Then on to the garment. I will continue to focus on t-shirts and sweatshirts at this juncture. There is no point in complicating things. Establishing the designs and signature look is more important to me at this stage in my entrepreneurial journey that expanding on the garment choices.
Recently a friend, who is also a teacher, helped me reflect on many aspects of the business and how to sell the remaining stock I have. Time to screw the money head on so I can pump it back into the business rather than focusing on the precious notion of it being an ‘arty’ garment that can only appear in specific spaces. I, ultimately need to be more open and once the brand is more established I can become more picky as to where the pieces appear, well here’s hoping.
Basically I need to get out of this lull. remember my vision and why I started this - inclusivity and diversity in fashion.
So, time to get proactive. Where are my magazines?