This week the challenge was to talk about what inspires us, our tips for creativity and I guess our 'process'.
I was walking around a fabric shop with a friend one day when she asked me if I realised I was touching all the fabric and making noises - I hadn't realised but I definitely recognise that I feel fabric and I often go fabric shopping with no set plans in mind. I see fabric and then I develop an idea.
For me creativity is a lot about 'play' - mucking around with stacks of fabrics and stacks of patterns. Looking at wonderful inspiring images online or on books - my creative inspiration on Pinterest can be found here - and as Pooh Bear would say 'letting things come, it's the best way to write poetry (or create) letting things come'.
The things I have made that I am proudest of most often are things that came to me when I played with ideas or started creating on some crazy whim.
I love colour and I love variety I sew, bake, felting, craft, I've done stained glass window making, jewellery making, decoupage, lighting, embroidery, photography, quilt making, written stories and poems, .... I'm sure there is other stuff I've forgotten....point is I like the process of making - it's the finishing I find tricky
the owning, wearing, giving a thing that is unique
So what is your creative process? Do you start with a pattern? Do your ideas translate as you expect them to? Do you see the creative process as playing or do you take it more seriously or in a more considered way?
Other stuff I've made this year
All images are things I have made in the last wee while
Also joining in with Simone - because it's great to see what other people are blogging about
You are SO creative Miriam, and SO inspiring!!
I completely respect your creative process, I love that you can make something for very little and can come up with ideas from almost nothing.
Oh! And you're always making something!! So efficient!
I created my blog specifically so I could share my Creative process, and also to motivate myself to finish projects. Both hubby and I are chronic hoarders with the best of intentions but there are always a tonne of unfinished projects on the go.
Love your stuff! xx
How cool to see a vignette of just some of the stuff you've made this year. Prolific much? I just have to say that nothing ever turned out the way I planned. Its still important for me to do the planning - make the sketches, but creativity is a process of discover and a want for me to use bits and pieces I've found and collected - definitely that element of 'play' you talk about.
I tend to "play" as well! So I really relate to what you said there.
Thanks Sophie - I do find ideas easy but I don't always managed to execute them well or even at all
yes same I keep buying gear to be able to try new crafts :o)
I think because your skills are much more developed your planning is an important stage
WOW, what beautiful colourful things you create Miriam!
I LOVE that crazy armchair!
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