"just know it was the right decision for me..."
Confession: the last 6 weeks or so have been fairly challenging. Describing a difficult situation while not stepping on any toes is hard, but I feel like I need to express myself for me and I know I will be better for it. I think it’s important to remember we all go through difficult times, that’s what Manic Makers was founded on and what I will continue to share on my own platform with each of you.
It’s hard to describe my leave from Manic Makers, but just know it was the right decision for me. When your heart is in the right place and it kind of gets trampled on you know it's the right move to walk away and that’s what I remind myself daily as letting go is such a loss for me. It was such a labor of love, from my heart and soul, but with this loss I have the time and energy to pursue more of my own dreams.
Yarn Tea Party Anyone?
While things were ending, I finally took some much needed down time to accomplish some organizational, back burner tasks and really tune into my business (which will also be shared on a special public blog platform next week!) I’m still kind of living in this reflective place right now, creating maker items and dreaming about my fall line silhouettes and color combinations. Looking back now, I was feeling stifled and frustrated and letting go of that while practicing yoga multiple times a week has helped center me.
Collaborating has its challenges, but one thing I learned is how much value, passion and ideas I bring to the table and nothing can replace that realization of self worth. I’m here to thank you and let you know I’ll never stop this creative journey. This experience has instilled a confidence in me that I will take with me wherever I go. Initially I was afraid the platform wouldn’t go so well, that people weren't interested in my voice but I know know that isn’t true. And on that note, no one should ever think that! We are all unique in our own ways and that’s what makes each and every one of us special.
I wish I could Have this Tea Party Every Day!
One last project from manic is the flowers campaign I organized. Each maker was comfortable with the idea, so we will be donating them to a local charity. I’m so happy with this outcome because as you can see they look simply magic together, but ultimately this purpose is so much bigger than what I originally intended. I will be visiting a local craft based donation location in Detroit and if that’s not a fit we are hoping to donate them to a children’s center to brighten some little's day. Either way I know they will be put to good use that isn’t purely visual.
Beautiful Earrings and Flowers by @Aracelycrochet1
Lastly I cannot wait to show you all of my maker oriented projects I’ve had in the works for so many months! I’ll be doing a big summer campaign that was inspired by this amazing maker community and I hope you love each piece. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter for discounts for those Items as well!
I hope you enjoyed this quick entry highlighting @rinkints beautiful photos and thank you for all makers that contributed and read this, If you’d like to work together in the future I’d love to hear from you and I can’t wait to connect in one way or another:)
Best wishes and Namaste, -Jenna
Photographs by Corrine Turner Photography
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