Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Creative Life

ginger at bearbits recently did a post entitled to live a creative life  It is about her daughter's creativity. 

It starts with this ....


That saying is me right now! 

I'm sure I interpreted it differently than what some others will, but this is how it relates to me. 

For more than a year I have been an active part of a campaign to save our county ran nursing facility (you can see me here towards the bottom of the page at one of our many rallys - as of today the photo is still there. )  That being said when I am home I am exhausted .... and for the most part worried and unhappy.

I haven't tatted more than a few minutes here or there in months. And now I find myself intimidated by it. I look at my patterns and HDTs and wonder if it is worth even starting something?

I got some new HDT  from Jess at Tatilicious hoping it would jump start my creativity again.  (I know I said I wouldn't get more until I'd used up some of what I had, but I was desperate - so I won't beat myself up over it *smile*)  But even that didn't help.

Somehow I must lose the fear of  "what if I spend my limited time tatting and it ends up being a waste".

You know .... what if it ends up being the wrong pattern and I don't enjoy it so it doesn't get completed, or I use the wrong color for the pattern, or the thread size is wrong for the pattern, or ... well you get it.

I must lose the fear of being wrong in order to become creative again.

I greatly enjoy being creative, it is part of what makes me ME  :-)

Happy Creating - or whatever it is that you do that makes you YOU.


Fox said...

long ramble in your email...
Fox : )

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, that's so sad. If I can help then do shout. How about something bright, easy and fast to tat? I'm sure Jess's threads will inspire you. I'm working on something really bright and cheerful at the moment and it's only rings and chains but the fun I'm having with playing with colours and beads is making it become addictive!!!

Michelle said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to see what you start with!

Umintsuru said...

Sometimes a new thread colour or HDT makes a difference. Let's hope you get that crreative muse back!!

Jane McLellan said...

Yup, just do it. I hope you can get your mojo started again. Jess's threads are certainly inspirational.

** jess! ** said...

Variety is the Spice of life!

There are no wrong patterns, there are no wrong colors

There may be threads that are uncomfortable, so I won't go there.

Don't stress and just enjoy!
You should see my "scraps" pile. It's pitiful. It looks like a bird's nest. But, I had fun making each one, and learned a little on the way.

I even started using some of those little scraps on cards. Just glue them on. They look cute.
Especially a pattern that only got half done, glued to a corner of a card.


Anonymous said...

I hear you. I hope you do get inspired! like Jane's suggestion of something small and cheerful - you can rationalize it into not being a *big* waste of time in any case!