Sometimes I like to encourage folks & friends with the words "Keep On Creating". That means, don't stop being inspired, don't judge a creation before it's done, you can't "do" art wrong. That's why I love craft shows and creative blogs so much - even if it's something I'm not into, or am not talented enough to get into, I love to see people create. Love all kinds of tutorials and pictures of craft booths and craft rooms or areas. I love work-in-progress pics!
A pile of muslin body parts on a cookie sheet waiting to be stained is such eye candy.
And to see what people do with their thrift finds to re-purpose them! The imagination....and the way people decorate! I love it. I love being inspired by creative minds. And I don't know why? Maybe it's just reassurance that people are loving life or making the most of it and finding comfort in their craft.
I don't knit. Tried it when I was a girl and it was a "no-go". My mom gave her knitting box to my daughter last fall and after reading a few how to books she went to town. I came home one day from work and she was so excited to give me her latest creation - a pinkeep - pictured above. I am using it and love it so much. She inspires me and I am so thankful that she receives joy from creating.
And so this week amidst our health issues, heartbreaks, stresses and other "life stuff", I encourage you to "Keep On Creating". Even if it's just a sketch on a napkin or an effort to organize your craft area/room/studio. May you find joy, comfort, solace in your craft. So thankful you are out there - you inspire me to "Keep On"!