Yesterday on Instagram, a reader asked me if I ever sleep… Haha. The answer is I SLEEP A LOT ! But I get where she was coming from, I have been creating non-stop recently. The truth is, a few months ago, that wasn’t quite the case. I have had so much going on in my head recently, there have been times my creativity has been crushed by stress. Creativity VS Stress – I’ve written about it before and I’d still love to hear your opinion, too.
Today, I feel much more relaxed. As I have been saying over the past few days, things are going well. I’m really looking forward to moving into my new office next week (ahhhh, next weeeeek!!!) and generally speaking I’m enjoying life on a daily basis. On my blog in fact, I’m suddenly feeling more “me”… To all of you fellow bloggers out there, have you ever felt it’s so very difficult to be yourself online ? Not that you’re trying to be someone else exactly, but it is such a challenge to convert your personality into a page on the Internet… Often times I have found my mood changes and I no longer feel the way I did when I posted my latest article, or I have seen a style that inspires me and I move on from my most recent inspiration to the next… It seems like the Internet stands still, however fast it’s moving, and so I have found it very difficult making that still image look just like me… If you get my drift. But recently, something has changed. Things seem to be becoming more spontaneous and I feel like I have finally built my own little nest. Right here :-)
Skirt – H&M
Tee-Shirt – H&M
Vans – DIY
Bag – Primark
Necklace – DIY
I’m not saying I don’t still have a long list of things I want to do, try, launch and achieve, but you know what ? That’s me too. I’m never going to stop being ambitious… The main thing is I’m inspired. So inspired that I have been making things every evening for the past few weeks. Now, that’s something I hadn’t done in a long time. And yet, all of a sudden, I can’t stop threading beads, painting bits, doodling and dreaming… I have so many things I want to spend my time doing and I’m so grateful I am going to be able to spend the next few weeks on all of these fantastic projects.
So in today’s outfit, I feel just right. I feel me. I love the casual yet girly look and I enjoy the fact I’m wearing not one but two DIYed items. The shoes and the necklace. I have posted so many projects on Clones N Clowns over the past couple of years and however proud I am, somehow they don’t all feel “me”. But I now only ever want to do “me” projects. Oh how self-absorbed this all sounds… But by being myself I give the best I’ve got. You can’t be everything to everyone. That’s a fact although it may be an easily forgotten one. But from now on I want to love everything I do, I want to do my very best and enjoy it and I want you to feel that love too. And I definitely love this necklace and these shoes – so that’s a good start !
See you soon for the shoes and necklace DIYs !
xx from London
PS – Don’t forget to send in your funny faces for my FCUK competition ! I have been getting the giggles seeing some of your photos, thanks for taking part peeps ! MWATCH.