Sunday, 24 April 2011

Challenging myself

I have recently joined in with the Brit Quilt flickr group set up by Lynne from Lily's Quilts.  It's not something I would probably have done a year ago, maybe even 6 months ago but at the start of the year I decided I would challenge myself and do new things.

So I've joined in with the group, signed up for the Mystery Quilt and also the Quilt swap.  I really feel that I will need to step up the quality of my work for doing these things but that is part of the challenge right?

I've been reading some blogs tonight and reading about how quilting/crafting/creating makes people feel calmer and, I suppose, have more of a purpose.  It is really interesting to read how others feel about their crafting too and realise that you have a similar feeling.  I read an article about creativity a few months ago, think it was in Psychologies magazine, which said that sometimes people procrastinate about starting a creative process because they are anxious that the end product won't live up to their expectations.  I can certainly identify with that train of thought.  My challenge this year is not to let this anxiety stop me from actually being productive.

Picture doesn't actually relate to anything, just like the shot.  It was taken when we were at Killin the other week.

1 comment:

Ethne said...

Create and enjoy yourself in your crafting - remember each time you'll learn something and there will be times when things don't work out quite right but you've still created a piece of art