I have a confession... And I hope it doesn't anger anyone, but I can't keep going on like this. For the past year I have been making collections, which has been fun and challenging, but I have found an aspect to creating collections that is not cool. Creating collections takes a lot of time, and so I am stuck working on a specific collection until it is done. And then there are always so many colors and patterns to choose from before I can release it.
It's draining. Plain and simple.
For a year I have been draining the creative joy right out of me. After each collection I want to go curl up as far away from my computer as possible and get away. I can't focus, I have no motivation, and I tend to go through a period of creative block. Plus, I'm always wanting to please the world with my creations. I want to do what others want, instead of what I want. It shuts me down. This madness has to stop! So I'm putting a stop to it. Right now.
From here on out I'm going back to the way I enjoy creating, which is creating whatever I'm inspired to create. Maybe there will be collections, but they will be small ones. Maybe I'll make an outfit, and maybe it will be exclusive, or maybe it won't. Maybe I'll make it in different colors, or maybe I'll just release one or 2 colors. Or maybe I'll just release a shirt, or a pair of pants.
The point here is that I'm going to follow my muse from here on out. There will be no predictable pattern as to what I create. I'm a very multi-faceted creative person. I like many different styles and I love the challenge of doing new things. (Some of you have helped me discover this about myself, which I am so very thankful for. :) ) Anyway, I can't block myself in anymore. I just CAN'T. However, this being said, I still want to hear all of your ideas and what styles all of you would like me to do. All of your ideas are awesome, and I gain inspiration from them too! All of the ideas push me to challenge myself and I love it! So please don't stop sending me your requests! I need that in my life. :)
So with that being said, I'm now working on what my muse lead me to work on - a fashionable women's outfit. And it is Fitted Mesh. And I don't know if it will be in several colors or just the one. And I don't know if it will be a mini-collection or not. All I know is that I'm following my muse and I'M HAVING FUN again! Life is too short. I want to live a little! LOL!
Don't worry though, men. I'm got something planned for you guys next, just in time for Menswear Fashion Week 2014, and I'm very excited about that too! :D
It's good to really smile and feel excited again! Look out, world! Annie's Muse is back in charge! :D