Greta MIchelle Joachim: Fine Artist and Potter
Pieces of My World II
I was chatting last night with a colleague about diing live broadcasts on social media. I told her that I had done a few previously but it wasn't my favourite thing to do as evidenced by the fact that "do a live broadcast has been down in my planner since January and I have yet to tick it off (insert 'meh' emoji here) She asked what it was I didn't like about the platforms and I said the talking. It got me thinking about comfort zones and how they relate to being creative and starting a business.
My conclusion is that comfort zones are the places that businesses and dreams go to die. I have never read of any business person who started their business from a place of comfort. So far staying in my comfort zone has not yielded any positive results except that I am comfortably in one place. So then how do I change that? How do I get over the fear of exposing myself to strangers or making converstaion; finding things to say? There are two methods you can use: one step at a time- I have started out with doing videos- how tos, etc; taking baby steps. The other option is ripping the bandaid right off; taking a breath and diving in head first; no testing the water to see the temperature. Which version do you recommend? What do you do when you have to step out of your comfort zone? What kind of rewards/successes have you reaped from the experience? I'm still testing.
As February bids adieu and March approaches, I hope you are buckled in. Join me for my first daily challenge: "Thirty Days Thirty Tea Things" Here I'll be exploring each day one item (or more) related to tea and the principle/ spirit of tea. Tea holds a special place for me because it is where my mother and I spent some of our most intimate moments until I went off to University and boys distracted me. So look out on my social media platforms for more info on this. I'm defiinitely going to be out of my comfort zone but the nice thing will be the opportunity to hone my craft and develop muscle memory and hopefully, we will both learn and grow or you will see something you really like and want to have in your home (wink, wink)
Every morning we would wake before anyone else and sit at the table, sipping tea and talking. I learned a lot in those moments spent with her. Rewind to the seventies, growing up in the country during a rainy night. my grandmother would make us creole cocoa and bakes and tell us stories. Tea was and is a symbol family and intimacy and informs my work. What inspires you this week?
Hi I am an artist and potter here in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. This is my blog and I hope you come along with me as I share pieces of my pottery world with you.