Flipping the script... 2024 - SSMDesign

Flipping the script... 2024

January 01, 2024

Flipping the script... 2024

 2024 is my year of REDISCOVERY!

 Of self, of craft, of life, of happiness etc...


I've been really bad about comparing myself, my work, my progress, and my successes to others and it's gotten worse since I've been unable to create for so long due to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.  I've effectively muted my own creativity which in turn has caused my art and mental health to suffer greatly, as well as my self esteem.  I've decided to shut out all the noise to focus on myself and my creativity!

The plan at this point ~ Each month I will be focusing on a new skill/technique/medium or refresh what I already know, if it interests me I'm going to try it!  At the end of each month I'll offer the pieces I've created through this exploration in a limited collection.  

Also going forward I will not be very active on social media, because in all honesty it's been slowly killing me for quite some time, so for my own sanity and mental health this one is an absolute necessity!  I've already turned notifications off, so if you message me or comment please know that I might not see it right away, but I am NOT ignoring you. 

I am changing virtually everything, as very little seems to be working for me anymore.  Since being diagnosed with cancer my life has been turned upside down and inside out and I simply cannot seem to find my footing or place in this world!  Nothing is the same, including me.  Every avenue I used to use to get my work out there and seen and sold are all gone.  

I have reinvented myself so many times, but this time feels vastly different!  I am completely overwhelmed by the journey ahead and lost as to what or how to begin, but I know deep in my soul that this is necessary. I cannot continue as I have.  I am completely and utterly miserable right now!!!

For now you will find me most active on my blog "Hand making all the things" and Pinterest within my board "what the flux?!?".  I'll be posting updates, videos of progress, successes, failures, collection release dates etc...  All links are clickable in my bio.

First things first though, before I can begin creating I will be holed up in my studio doing a MUCH NEEDED FULL INVENTORY and that my friends will take some time as I've got 16 years worth to sort through and count starting now!



I began last week (quite literally all week) cleaning and organizing my studio and I'm still not done! I have my bench and soldering station to go...

Studio SSMDesign 




...see you soon...


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