Creativity is just connecting things.
When you ask creative people how they did something,
they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
It seemed obvious to them after a while.
That’s because they were able to connect experiences
they’ve had and synthesize new things.
In my quiet moments, I often smile in wonder at how the various parts of my life come together. When I worked with Tom Crum for many years, we called it ‘following your center’. Creativity comes from following your center, just trusting it will all make sense in the long run. We decided to look for a second home out west, now we have one two minutes from our grandchildren including a newborn. We had no way of knowing when we made the initial decision this would be the outcome. We just sort of trusted and how great is this outcome!
In my studio this week, various projects are coming together:
The assorted threads and fabrics are beginning to create a new pouch with the overwhelming feel of homespun cloth as the base – a piece of vintage linen found at an antique mall in upstate NY.
On the art quilt front, the seascape of last week now has been pieced and fused. Next steps are to play with shading, stitching/quilting.
And, then there was that piece of cloth that I picked up at Undercover Quilts with the intention of using in a quilt for Quilts Beyond Borders. It has found a complementary partner in my stash and is currently being cut and pieced , and I hope to have another quilt to send on to Quilts Beyond Borders in the coming weeks.
Hope that your creativity is flowing as well. Linking as usual to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday, so you can see what others are doing.