I've often said that I don't do all of this sewing stuff for the resulting quilts. In fact many of those quilts end in a box until I decide I can part with them and give them away or sell them.
I love to create. I love cutting all that fabric up and making something that wasn't there before--something that another person will never make make exactly the same.
I shared the following Ted talk in my Improv Quilting class. I found this particular talk so inspiring when it comes to creating, and sometimes destroying my projects. I've thrown projects in the trash before because they weren't turning out as I hoped, but at the same time, I've always learned so much from those discarded projects. Quilting and creating isn't about having the most fabric or the best equipment; it's about doing something you love with what you have at that moment.
I needed a creative boost today and watched this talk again while the kiddos were in quiet time. I've felt extremely uncreative lately with few ideas or projects in my head. I'm not sure if it's the craziness of the summer or my lack of down time since the kids are home all day, but I haven't felt like creating at all. I needed to watch this to remind me why I do all of this. I hope this inspires you as it has me!
I have embedded the talk in this post, but some programs don't recognize embedded videos. If you are having trouble viewing the video see the direct link: Embrace the Shake, by Phil Hansen.