Taking Flight

Image by Lila Cheekytree

For the past 9 months I’ve been working non-stop to design and create my debut collection of modern silk scarves. I’ve still got a long way to go, but this week I received two small packages from my UPS courier that made me do a little happy dance. Well TWO happy dances actually, one for each delivery.

The first parcel contained my Cheekytree brand labels that will be sewn into each scarf. The second contained a strike-off, a sample of my design custom printed onto silk.

Now the contents of these two packages may not sound that exciting to you – but to me, they are evidence that my little dream is slowly becoming a physical reality.

My friends and family are very supportive. They enthusiastically ask me all sorts of questions. At first I was a bit defensive because I didn’t have all the answers. I still don’t. If I stop to think about everything I need to do, I can feel overwhelmed. So my strategy is to concentrate on what needs to be done today. The rest I add to my to-do list.

My efforts have been focused on creating a collection of scarves that I’d want to wear myself. The designs must be modern, playful and above all, beautiful. Timeless not trendy. Classic but a bit quirky too. They must be unique; unlike anything I can already buy. They must be made to last, not just for this season but for years to come. A collection that’s sensitive to the environment and keeps Mother Nature smiling.

I’m inspired by the words of French film director, Robert Bresson (1901-1999) who was often described as a “painter” of films in a category all their own:

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen.”

As I take flight into unfamiliar territory, I’m determined to enjoy this exhilarating ride. Sure it’s a little scary at times, but it’s the unknown that makes it exciting.

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24 thoughts on “Taking Flight

  1. Your art work is stunning and your scarves will be wonderful art pieces to hang on some very happy necks. I can’t wait to see them!

  2. Congratulations on your new adventure. I am thrilled that everything is coming together for you, can hardly wait to see the results, as you are one very talented, beautiful youg lady.

  3. I’m looking forward to your seeing your scarf collection. Oh, they’ll be beautifully designed and unique.
    Keep exercising your creativity!

  4. I’m with you every step of the way!!! You know how much difficulty I’ll have just picking out ONE scarf…I’ll have to have a whole wardrobe of them!! Love D.

  5. And think of it, you didn’t have to get approvals on ANY level to get this created! You the boss. That alone is worth another happy dance for sure!!

  6. I know you don’t need me to be proud of you, but I am – of your bravery, of your passion, of your free spirit!! I am so excited for you and am really looking forward to seeing your amazing scarves!!
    Much Love,
    L.

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