Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thoughts and New Items

I love to crochet, yet somehow I always forget I do. I can go through months without crocheting and be in a weird funk and when I start crocheting again it disappears. I cut myself off from my own creativity - what is up with that? I think apart of it is not allowing myself to call myself an artist...like I am unworthy of that title. I studied acting for years, was on stage, crocheted as a hobby, but since I have not been acting or trying to pursue Hollywood (no way, no how) I need a creative outlet. It's that simple.

I am a creative person. I am an artist.

Crocheting is just so relaxing and nostalgic to me. It reminds me of my dad's girlfriend; she has been my mama since I was 2. It wasn't until the end of high school and my college years that I started getting more and more closer to her. And we would bond by crocheting. She walked me through granny squares and motifs and gave me good tips and always supplies me with extra hooks and yarn :). Whenever I crochet I think of her and miss her. I live in Southern Cali while they live up north and I won't be seeing them for the holidays this year. So crocheting makes me feel closer to her.

It wasn't until last year I started to seriously consider selling and sharing my work. I love to crochet gifts for my friends and family, but I though I would try my luck with Etsy. However, so many people sell their crochet items already, it is so hard to stand out amidst the beanies and scarves. I have struggled finding my niche with my art, but I feel I have finally found it. 

I am so spiritually inclined and with the evolution of my blog here, I want to make crochet items with spirit at the center of it all. I am in the middle of designing more dream catchers, moon phase bags, tarot/rune bags and more. Not to mention more courses and e-books and other soul works. I am excited for the upcoming year and new chapter of Moondaughter.

With all of that being said, I am finally stocking crochet items in my shop
I am also open to custom orders and requests! Just convo me on Etsy :)

Patchouli Dream Catcher

Athena Dream Catcher

And made-to-order Chakra Flags

I hope everyone has a beautiful, abundant, and Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate it!

I am so grateful for all of you!

Love and Blessings,
Marissa Moondaughter

I have a Black Friday Sale too! Use the code: GRATEFUL to receive 35% off! Ends Friday Night!
I will ship any items out on Monday 11.26 due to the Holiday weekend!

8 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I love the names for the dreamcatchers too!

    I have yet to be able to consider myself an artist. I think because of the parameters I use to define the word. I've spent my entire life telling myself that I'm not creative but it is something I'm actively working on changing. How can we create if we tell ourselves we are not creators???

    xo

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    1. That is so true. Being proud and owning your gifts without any feelings of shame or unworthiness is what I need to work on most to honor my creative spirit. We are all creative people, but as long as we keep narrowly defining the term, we keep ourselves from reaching our creative potentials.

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  2. I love your dream catchers! Such delicate beauty!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! These have been brewing in my head for months and months, and I am so happy I finally made them! It makes me excited to make more :)

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  3. Oh, lady!!! I am exactly the same way. I do digital drawing and painting and I practice crochet, yet I get down not thinking it's good enough or I just forget to indulge all-together and get in a non-creative funk. If I had the money right now, I'd buy one of those dream catchers in a heartbeat! I love dream catchers, I love homemade, I love crochet... They're just PERFECT. Beautiful job!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving, friend!!!

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    1. I know what you mean girl, Thank you so much <3

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  4. Using a creativity mantra is such a good idea! Sometimes I feel so far from creative, even though I would consider myself a creative person.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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