Moving my domain to a wordpress blog has taken me forever and a day to decide because I’ve had one on another blog server.
From the very start, I had hoped to devote this blog to the “crafty” side of me, showing the crafts I have been working on and hoping to make personal notes about my crafty exploits. I also wanted to be able to provide tutorials, mainly to demonstrate that there is much one can do “the ordinary way”, even if you consider yourself artistically challenge. As a crafter, I take pride in being able to produce work using the simplest materials.
I haven’t had much luck maintaining consistency in posting in my original Gotham Chick blog mostly because I try to do my posts with accompanying photographs. I am even thinking of doing video eventually as well, but I’m trying to start fresh here.
So instead of migrating the old blog, I’m starting fresh.
This is a crafter’s blog. While there are times when I get lucky and what I eventually produce can be likened to art, I am by no means pretending to be an artist. I have an array of artists that I am a fan of, and I take much inspiration from their works, even if I can only hope to do anything close to what they create.
Creating is a good means of expression and something I encourage in my friends. I hope this blog helps other fellow crafters as similar blogs have helped me in my own craft journey. Many of the things I have created are the result of hours and hours of internet research and countless experiments. One of my personal mantras is “I learn something new everyday.” Opening ourselves to “new things” helps us grow, no matter how young or old we may be. I’d like to think that it helps us go through the challenges of daily life and become better persons.
I blog here, and I sell on Etsy. My etsy shop, Gotham Chick — what else? — has been in existence for three years now. A lot had happened in 2012 that had forced me to put the shop in the backburner or in semi-hibernation, but I’ve put the shop back online and I’m repopulating the shop with existing stock. I am also starting to experiment and create again, and hopefully, these new ventures will find their way into the shop soon. The first three years have seen some sales, but they can be better. And I know I can do better if only I can focus more on the “creating” part. This is my challenge for 2013.
So welcome to the new home of GothamChick on the web. Join me on this never-ending crafter’s journey.