joining in on instagram challenges fill me with equal parts excitement, enthusiasm and an overload of creative ideas. i also know that i will conk out approximately 10% of the way through. i lack commitment.
however, there is one challenge i adore for its sense of community: joanne hawker’s march meet the maker which is a challenge to follow 31 prompts for each day of the month. by following the tag #marchmeetthemaker, we can travel across the world into the small shops, studios, craft rooms, spare bedrooms and corner desks of the most passionate creatives. the 31-day challenge is a big ask for people like me; thankfully joanne is a realist and encourages participation in any form. i lasted until day 6, then had a resurgence on day 13, but i decided that instead of regretting my lack of participation on instagram, i would instead think about the prompts in long form through the firain journal. my aim is to publish this article before the end of the challenge, day 31. update: i failed and it has instead been published on april 8 2019.
if after reading this article you have questions about any aspect of running a small shop, please do feel free to ask. it’s one of my favourite subjects to discuss!Read More