I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and a lot of reading. The bits of my life that I share here are mainly business related, new designs and offers ect. While that is all and well I feel it is time for a change.
And I have decided to spread my wings.
I have always struggled with everything that goes on in my head and found it hard to put it all into orginized boxes. I have so many thing, projects and ideas constantly buzzing around I would work hard to edit it all out in fear of boring people. My love of making, creating jewellery, design in general, graphic design (I do a lot of corporate logo/ stationery design for family & friends), fashion, style, art of many different kinds, textiles (my specialism at art school), sewing, embroidery, thrifting, thrifty living, saving money, going back to basics, learning to love, reading about spiritual and soulful things, gardening & cooking.
Not a day goes by when I am not planning, scheming or doing one or more of these things.
And instead of spilling a mess of all of this out into the world I decided that here in blog land I would just play it safe and make it about Laura Baillie Designs. But recently holding all the rest of me back has made this blog a messed up, stale mix of things that has started to bore the pants off me! This all got brought home to me last week with this post "When to stop reading a blog", by Tara Gentile.
This post gave me a wake up call and I decided that I would invest some cash in her 52 days of blogging ebook. And now I get it. I am all of those things in the list, they are what make me, me. So just showing this one side of me make for a very flat and 2 dimentional brand.
So here at Laura Baillie Designs I'm going to share what makes me tick and the things that inspire what appears in my shops. I want to make fun and quirky videos sharing the little stories that come to mind when I create new pieces of jewellery and let you see the processes from start to finish.
The main part of this revelation is the place where the rest of me can come to life.
I started this blog a couple of years ago for somewhere to write almost anonomously, but I forgot all about it. But now it has come to life again and I am working on a website to match! (I am loving Wix.com, more to come soon).
So what do you think? What would you like to see here, I would love your imput too.