A Bog Inspired By Community
Part 3 of 3
Can't get enough of that OML Swag!
My final installment of this three part series is about community, which in my opinion is the best way to recap my experience from OML 2018 because if you were there, you know that’s what it truly was all about! I honestly don’t know where to begin and cannot articulate or sum up my feelings about our beautiful maker community and how the event changed me as a maker and a person.
I’ve mentioned it before but I was completely taken aback by the buzz of our community when I went to the event. I’m not sure if it’s from being burned by so many friends, or confidence issues (more likely a combination of both) but I was leary and had no idea this event would be filled with so much joy and support. I hope my perspective touches you as a maker. To grow, to reach out, connect, love and share. We are all in this together and couldn’t do it alone!
The foundation of my journey began with the wonderful Shannon of @channoncreates_ and Darian of @knittingbydarian sharing an air b&b the night before. I talked to them via insta but had no idea what to expect when meeting them, and when Darian came down to greet me, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit to my own. Darian is such a hard worker, she’s funny as hell, empathetic and just has such great vibes. Shannon is a 5” force to be reckoned with! She is fearless and so talented, I can’t wait to see where each of their journeys take them and I’ so grateful to have made new friendships through this experience.
My gratitude toward them cannot be fully expressed, me being so nervous. To be real I have idolized certain people in our community on social media. I idolized, wondered why I wasn’t getting any recognition and was feeling like a failure. My comparison was eating my alive and I was doing it all to myself. I walked in to the event with these feelings and left a different person.
Using more luxury yarn:
Diving more into patterns:
Tested for @shannoncreates, @woodsandwoolpatternnext and @the.hook.nook goals for the spring
This is a three part series inspired by my experience at OML 2018 (Our Maker Life). A maker movement, and annual meet up of makers, primarily fiber artists. My inspiration came from the people around me. It was a beautiful and overwhelming experience all in one. I am so grateful to everyone that made this event and attended and I can’t wait for 2019!
Crocheting by the Pool
This photo took so much courage for me to post, I love it so much and I'm proud I was brave to put just who I am out there to the world!
From Jessica's Latest blog...
I think most, if not all where feeling the emotions during her talk! I was so choked up and to look around the room and see everyone drying their eyes was beautiful.
From Jessica's Blog...
I was so nervous to meet these huge makers and they made it so much fun! Even though I wasn't able to fully open up I will treasure this photo forever!
From Jessica's Blog...
So inspiring to be, and do you! I am so guilty of thinking I can't have anything I make or don't have time. We all have time to treat ourselves and feel special so don't forget that!
The Photo I posted from Chicago!
This felt crazy to post but it was the creative idea I had and I'm so crazy I took the chance. This really feels like me and inspired so much photography I explored during my Florida vacation!
My Notes From Jessica's Talk
Before I started choking up and could actually write
(yeah you know the notes are pink color coded to match her hair!)
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