With all the craziness that makes up life, it’s been a long time between posts! So much for my budding career as a blogger!
Creatively, it’s been a good beginning to the year. I’ve just finished two small quilts (to be seen later) and lots more ideas are percolating. I’m sure I’m like a lot of you in that sometimes I need to jumpstart my creativity by seeking out a challenge or two. I love getting involved in the planning process of “how could I approach that?” Or, “could that really work?” Truly, that is probably one of the most exciting phases of any project for me, the obsessive thinking stage! I love planning it all out in my head before sitting down to sew – will I press the seams open, will that edging work, which paint will give the right look, will that fit through my printer – I miss a lot of what my husband says to me during this time! Of course, in spite of this ridiculous over planning, I always have to make adjustments and changes during the actual making of whatever I’m working on.
I love hearing how other people work. I love getting to listen to artists (especially art quilters) talk about their creative process. It gives me a fresh perspective. In a silly way, it helps me to accept my own way of approaching projects and gives me some new tools to play with. Would love to hear about yours!