Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Craft or Art? Cute or Weird?
I wanted to add to what dear Bisbee Stitches wrote on a few posts down. It's funny that you posted that. I am on the other side. I sometime worry that my stuff isn't weird enough. I am a crafter but I also have a more artsy farty side too. Ya know? But right now I am in the kid stage and cutesy pootsy is what is on the brain. :) I think what we all have to remember is to create what makes us happy. And know that it will make others out there happy too. Now finding those people out there is another question I have not answered yet. :) I know for myself when I try to create on the other side of the line it is sort of forced. That is what selling can do. I want to be successful. I want to make money. But when my focus is totally unbalanced my creativity is killed. I get stressed out and start comparing my creations to others . Its not good. Maybe I am just mental and obsessive but I'm guessing someone out there goes through similar times. Anyway... I just wanted to encourage you all to keep creating what makes you happy. Be inspired. Use the fabrics you love. Learn new techniques, use the creativity God has given you to bless the people around you. And know that there are people out there who will fall in love with your creations. Keep looking for those people. You will find them! (Maybe it is one of us. ;) I have found tons of new favorites right here on the Needle!)