Blog Sharing

If you are a quilter, you must know of Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl! Today she shared some really great tips on creativity. If you have not read them, check it out. And be sure to read the comments too, as many of her followers have posted some good ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

In a similar vein, Jacquelynne, at The Art of Home, shared some thoughts on finding time for creativity in an email to subscribers. There were lots of good ideas presented, but one thing that really rang true for me was this…”In order to say Yes to your priorities, you have to say No to something else.” I am not suggesting that we should all be neglecting other things in our lives, but it is so true…we can always find something else calling to us that creates guilt over spending time doing what we are passionate about.

So, today I say, “get creative”, “get going”, “do something YOU love”. Find your mojo or your juju or whatever you call it. Sew, paint, sing, dance, cook…whatever makes you happy deserves some dedicated time! I hope she won’t mind if I quote (and give her credit for) this…“The dishes can wait a little while, and chances are no one in the house will go naked if you fold the laundry tomorrow instead of today. It’s sooo easy to get caught up in the “should’s”, and the stuff that’s right in front of you, and forego what’s really important.”

 

 

What are you going to be doing?

 

As a side note, I will also throw in here what I bet some of you may be feeling…reading all the blogs I follow, Instagram, Facebook, etc. is eating up my time. Well, I am guilty of that, as well, but I will say that my creativity is also fed by those who inspire me via these sources! I am thankful for them! What’s a person to do?

Happy quilting…or whatever it is!

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4 thoughts on “Blog Sharing

  1. So true, so true, so true! I think as quilters, or followers of whatever passion on follows, can relate to this. I have to remind myself to still myself at times, close the excess noise out and spend time in my own head. Maybe part of our desire to always seek out what others are doing is because of our own insecurity that we don’t believe our creations measure up. I don’t know it that’s always true, but I tend to think we should believe in ourselves. The other side of the coin is like you say, there is so much inspiration out there it’s difficult to turn off the switch and just start making! Happy sewing today Val!

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    1. It is hard not to compare ourselves and our work. Interestingly enough, all those whose work we might drool over or wish to emulate are always complimentary and encouraging! Thanks for commenting, Jude!

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