Somehow I was under the impression that 2017 was a rollercoaster ride totally off the scale, but January 2018 has proven me totally wrong: I think every expectation of chaos, heartbreak and hope and other manifestations of what ever the universe can dump on somebody in the shortest possible period of time, has totally surpassed my expectation. From minor set backs (like car damage, falling, spraining muscles) to social awkwardness in social settings to heartbreak when we lost our chooks and two of my favourite bunnies: Uhura and Bubbles (May they rest in peace and hop forever happy). Whenevr , I guess you would call it "Life" hands me these "gifts" < it is sometimes extremely hard to see a silver lining and it is (call it human nature) extremely easy to succumb to negativity about oneself or others or the universe.
I do not think of myself as a control freak..but in a way I totally am…lol….and only this month I have started to realise that (late bloomer..) and actually realise who I am and learn to live with that. Others, on the other hand, have not been that , let’s say, understanding?..lol, accepting that reality. I am sad in a way, but at the same time, I am proud to not cave to my inability to stand up for what I am comfortable with…and I will accept all consequences. Maybe, it’s to do with how long I have roamed this planet…maybe the older you get, the more you think “I can do without this bs” and move on. Anyway, everything is a learning curve and if, even if just a teensie wensie bit, you are like me : an introvert artist, trying to survive in the world where everybody is expected to flaunt themselves on every imaginable social media platform, it can be very daunting…even terrifying.
And I am not even talking about the day to day stuff: like paying bills, or finding inspiration from around you or within you. It is a constant race against or with yourself and the perception of your own reality. There have been times I wanted to throw in the towel. I mean, who hasn’t? There have been times so overwhelming like when so many of our bunnies died of a calici outbreak years ago, I sure did! And in a way this month, because it was just one day after the other with drama and confrontation and loss, that I came to an overwhelming realization : accepting who you are and acting upon it is the best decision you can ever make. It is not about “how can I possibly survive according to other peoples norms or vision of who I “ought” to be…no, it has everything to do with how you, yourself as a person and creative soul, stands up for yourself and be who you are. I have never belonged in any kind of group. I was bullied by cheerleaders, by the popular gang in school just as much as I was by the outcasts. I did not “belong” or could be categorized in any group. It made me miserable of being who I am. I found my cave: my music, my creativity, my painting , my colours, my poetry. Now that does not mean that I have reacted or responded in a psychological correct way by retracting or doing my own “stuff” but It did make me develop other skills.
I know I am not alone struggling, as an artist or a creative person : lots of peoples post I see on facebook and Instagram , made me realise , that in whatever way you express it, a lot of people are suffering from this , let’s just call it, social media problem or perception of “self” . Now you can retreat into a cave and forget about everything, but as an artist, relying on what you create, you somehow need to survive. The golden days of patronage are over..LOL…we need to find our own patrons (patreon.com, websites, and yes, social media) or promote ourselves and what we do. This is a tough thing if you are an artist, just want to create, are prone to retreating in a cave away from people…. So Here are a few “rules” to counteract making yourself totally miserable, because let’s face it: we do not need anybody else to make us feel miserable: we can do that stuff all by ourseves !!
Well, saying that, there are outside influences beyond our control that can totally mess with our serotonin, but still, Let’s DO it! Let’s take control and fight this ! Let’s be a rebel and accept that we are all different, that somehow that makes us stronger not weaker. It is not what group we belong to, it is who we are. YOU are unique: Celebrate that ! Be You and be Happy !
So without letting you wait longer than necessary for this weeks scrumptiousness: here it is: camelbunny silk and cashmere tops with fabulous silky drape and lusciousness! AND , because I have been asked , I have opened up the sign ups for the next IxCHeL Clubs! As you know this year it is all about ART Journey! And this month, January, the inspiration is Gustav Klimt and a very powerful woman Emilie Floge, here is the teaser label to give you an idea !
Here are all the offerings for tonight and please do not forget : the sign ups are open for the next fibre, yarn and batt club starting in April 2018!
IxCHeL Camelbunny Silk Cashmere Tops
Baby Camel, Mulberry Silk, Angora Bunny, Cashmere
Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card
a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.
The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN !
Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !
Always great blends and colourways
only hand dyed for those who are club members !
April, May and June 2018
IxCHeL Fibre Club April, May and June 2018
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs April, May and June 2018
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs April, May and June 2018
Numbers are strictly limited ! The April 2018 club is going to be shipped out end of April, the May club mid May and the June club mid June 2018. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Have a fun weekend !!!
How To Order:
2. Message me on facebook or
3. Message me on www.ravelry.com where I am ixchelbunny.
4. message me on Instagram where I am @ixchelbunny
I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods.
Any questions? Any custom orders for yarn or dyeing fibre? : Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.