So, while I've been mulling over this (in my head) and thanking everyone who compliments me on my work, I have to admit that I'm not satisfied. Every other day I want to yank down my Etsy store. When I first re-entered the crochet scene, I was just glad to finally be able to read patterns and make something else besides a granny square. Every pattern was interesting. Every new stitch such a joy. But now I'm at this crossroads. This place where I enjoy making just about everything that I do, but it still doesn't satisfy that thing deep inside.
A friend sent me this link to a video that so totally speaks to me. Yes, Ira gets me!
I believe that all of those craft forms that I've learned over the years need to come together to help me make something that truly represents me and where I am at this time. So what am I going to do? First, take a step back and then follow the advice on this post I read in Handmadeology: Don't Let Your Mojo Die. (BTW, if you haven't visited that site, especially if you're into the business part of your craft, you are missing a treat.)
So, if I get craft silent for a moment, it's not because I'm watching cartoons and eating chocolate ice cream while wondering "Who am I?"; it's because I'm finding my own place in this realm of creativity.