Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Dude... I wish that I could tell you whose people I got an email from last night, but I can't. I will try to explain as cryptically as possible though. I was presented with an opportunity of quite possibly epic proportions, by people of similar proportions. Now, I am fairly certain that as I write that this opportunity will pass me by because when it comes down to it, I am not a fashion designer. Sure, I play at it a bit, but I do it in my own way. I don't sketch designs, so I can't provide them those. Instead, I make crap up as I go, but you know that. I start with a concept and I occasionally grab a box full of tatting and start playing with it in different configurations to cement an idea, but it's nothing I can share in any real informative way. There is also a very short deadline on the project meaning I would have to fly by the seat of my pants anyway. I did email them back with as much detail as I could muster, because I have to at least try to take advantage, so we'll see.

The most incredible part of this likely passing opportunity is that it means I have been seen by people I never would have imagined would notice my work. That, in and of itself, is amazing. Hell, I thought the email couldn't be real at first with it's confidentiality clause at the end, but a few minutes of searching the details online led me to believe it was. So now you know less than I'd like to share, but maybe in a few weeks I'll be able to come back and tell you what it would have been had it worked out. Yes, I am aware that it could indeed work out, but I'd rather not gets my hopes up quite yet.

In other news, I still haven't heard back from the large order people I mentioned yesterday, but I am still working on that, just in case. I'll send them a message today to 'touch bases'. I am not going to get too ahead of myself on this one, especially with this new thing looming. I did also promise you a picture of the black custom mask that is going in the mail today. Sure, it's a bad picture as I waited until this morning to take it. It's headed out today and then I am caught up on all outstanding orders...except for these two projects standing firmly in the 'potential' column. Boy, things have been weird in my world lately...really, epically weird.


Suztats said...

Wow is right! Fingers crossed and hope it'll all turn out splendidly!

Lotus said...

My process is pretty much the same. I almost never sketch out my ideas. I just grab stuff and hope for the best!
Congrats on this opportunity! You've gotten this far already, so why not just go for it!
Good luck and keep us posted!

Nikki said...

Congrats and good luck :)

Ann Martin said...

Hope it all works out for you in the best possible way - sounds so exciting!