Sunday, November 16, 2008
Do what you know, let it go and SEW!
Well, last week I let on to the fact that I had a clear vision. That finally, finally, after so much soul searching, exploring, time, yadda,yadda, that it finally occurred to me what direction I should head into.
I just hung up the phone with my best friend, Beth. She and I were talking about some stuff and she said "do what you know." I told her hmmm, I think that will be the title of my blog post. It's funny, but that's usually how things come to me. My inspiration comes from others always.
Beth and I were talking about all the money I have wasted on "supplies". How overwhelmed I've been with paints, glues, papers, etc. Continually trying things that were just not me. Searching and searching and searching. What I have realized these past couple of weeks is that I am a quilter at heart. My medium is fabric, textiles and stitch. I suck at painting, I suck collage with paper and glue (messy), I suck with glitter, and I really hate mass producing stuff. I'm miserable when I have to create 15 of something. I'm an anal neat freak and I can't create in messy space. It makes me tense and uptight. I must have calm, clean and serene!
I sat back and realized that I need to do what I know and let it go and sew. I'm a quilter. I'm a bunny lover, rose lover, cottage lover. I love people and enjoy sharing with people. I'm a teacher. I taught quilting for 10 years and loved it. I hate mass produced items. I hate creating under stress to make a buck. So, with that said, my direction for my art, blog, website and life will focus on what I love best: Rabbits, Roses, Cottages and Sharing with others. I will have original artwork with Rabbits, Roses and Cottages and I will have a section that offers patterns to those quilt makers, stitchers and other crafty souls that share my passion. I will do what I know and let it go and sew!
The Christmas Cone above is original and features a pink Santa snuggling three bunnies. It's 31" long, original and one of a kind. Check out my website if you wish to purchase. http://www.theraspberryrabbits.com/
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -Rumi
This week IGF finally getting it together and taking the first step to following my "Bliss"