We thought it might be fun to see what it might be like to venture out of the quilting world for an evening. Randy did the skull mug thing.
I made a dish that I think I'll use on the front counter for our new chocolate holder.
Pushing yourself into being creative is not the easiest thing to do. Sometimes you're afraid what you created won't look good, or it won't be a nice as someone else's. Or you feel you don't "have that kind of talent". But what's important, through all this, is that you're trying something new to stimulate your mind.
Does it matter if you tried oil painting, and you really stink at it? Or if you tried knitting and you just couldn't get the hang of it. Or you tried to quilt, but got frustrated?
My BIG word to you is: SO? ...You TRIED it. You pushed your mind through the dust bunnies that are in there, and you did it. That in itself should bring a smile to your face. So what if quilting is not for you, or so what if oil painting isn't your 'thing'! Seriously, so what!
Life is too long, and also too short not to be creating with your mind. When you push it creatively, eventually you will find something that lights your path (and becomes your passion).
Randy and I had a nice Friday evening date night at Hobby Hut Ceramics, here in Cañon City. I love his skull... I think he has a real talent.
I have my eyes set on a ceramic Christmas tree I've always wanted to do. And yes, I'm already picturing the miniature quilt that will become the Christmas tree's skirt.
Don't let your mind gather dust... be creative!