Life in Colour

Life in Colour

Time is an issue. Theres never enough of it when you’re busy, or way too much of it if you happen to be somewhere you don’t want to be. Half the time its the wrong way around, especially when you have friends and family on the other side of the planet and something you just neeeeeed to tell them when actually its 4am there and theyre not gonna wake up just because you have this THING. It flies when you’re having fun and never just lets you reset it back to an hour ago and have that all over again, and yet it has no problem compressing a year or twos worth of memories into one little blurry block that feels like it was done and over in a week. And did you ever get that feeling when you arrive back from a holiday and it eerily feels like you never left? Time can rip you off. But fear not, this isnt going to degenerate into a simple rave about negative stuff, this is actually going somewhere. Organisation Thats where! I have decided that the trick is multi-tasking but in a kind of, one thing at a time way. Like taking multiple realities, and living in all of them, but not all at the same time, hopping between them, except, this isnt multiple realities is it? Its more like… multiple time streams. I know. But I can make this work. So if I can just ‘imagine’ that in one of those multi-time streams, I have already completed everything on my to do list, suddenly things get better. I can relax, safe in the knowledge that at least one version of me, somewhere in this space time continuum multi level reality flow, HAS done enough to be able to sit back and watch a movie and finish Bioshock Burial at Sea on the xbox. At which point, I can imagine I am in THAT time zone thingy and can do that too. No guilt. Trust me, it’ll all  work out. But the most important thing, the THING thats been taking all my available time from both this and other levels of time reality, is THIS thing, or rather TWO THINGS. Two brand new ebooks in the Fiberygoodness.com shop... oops make that THREE! The first and my favourite is one I just finished writing, on one of my favourite fibery subjects- BLENDING COLOUR! There are so many wonderful things about blending colours in fiber, all the subtle mixes, the amazing effect of seeing all the individual coloured fibers close up yet from a distance they form this beautiful blended colour, and its just plain exciting to almost magically create an entirely...

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Photographing the Yarn with WoolWench

Photographing the Yarn with WoolWench

Its here at last! I finished the little ebook I was writing! It started out as an idea, having enjoyed compliments from lots of people about my yarn photos in my Etsy shop, I thought that it might be really useful for others if I shared what I had found out! This is actually my second Etsy shop, the first is still there but I sadly have very little time to look after it! My first shop contains my artwork, dolls, cards, bits and pieces. I learned HUGE amounts from setting up and running this shop. I learned about getting into treasuries, about how vital good photos are to successful selling, about branding, and about telling stories. ‘Etsy’ people were saying over and over ‘tell a story, people want to hear the stories behind what they are buying’ – sure it makes the whole thing a unique and intimate process, I could understand that! But what they never said was HOW to do that! Gah. And clearly in my first shop, whatever that all was, I wasn’t doing it. So when I set up my new yarn shop, it was with some specific ideas about what ‘should’ work, how I wanted to create a ‘cohesive’ look, and what I wanted to convey with my photography. I think it mostly worked, there is still a lot of room for improvement. But this is the cool thing about having an online store – finding ways to connect to people on a more personal level, and overcome the obstacle of distance to make that connection. So I wrote a little book that got bigger. Ok dammit, I just talk too much XD I got started and I couldnt stop! I hope you enjoy it and find something you can use from it. Please feel free to share it – and if so please share the Videos and Books page so people can download it here, rather than sharing the book itself, I love to have people come by themselves, maybe they will stop and say hi 😀 Suzy...

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