calmimperfections

Perfectly imperfect hand-painted wooden decor & gifts

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Carly Metcalfe

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Carly Metcalfe

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About calmimperfections

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On Etsy since 2020

True perfection has to be imperfect (Oasis)

This business allows me to combine my passion for creating beautiful items with having an outlet for my mental health issues. I have always suffered with terrible anxiety, and I am overly hard on myself when I fall short of the perfection that I am constantly striving for.
Being a perfectionist means that you can rest assured I will always put 100% into every item I create. However, it can also be my biggest weakness, because perfection is an unrealistic objective, and trying to reach it can often be an unhealthy target for me.
The handmade nature of my items, and the methods that I use, mean that there are often the slightest imperfections and variations that cannot be helped. Most people are unable to see what stands out like a sore thumb to me. I have made it my new target to work on being far less critical of my work, of myself, of everything, and to accept the perfectly imperfect nature of things.
The 'CALM' portion of my business name comprises my initials but it is also the effect that being creative has on my mental health. The 'Imperfections' part reinforces that nothing is perfect and that the items I create are no less beautiful because of their tiny flaws. To be perfectly imperfect is OK. In fact, Noel Gallagher put it best when he wrote that "true perfection has to be imperfect."
Thank you for your visit to my shop x

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