100 Days :: Cultivating Creativity

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I believe that creativity is a gift we are all born with. Somewhere along the way to growing up, we surrender our freedom to create, we try to fit a mould and we end up losing sight of our inner creative selves.

This past year has taken me on a ride to a place I’ve always known I wanted to follow. I’ve never before had enough courage to open the passage door, to take the steps towards a more creative life. I’m not sure I even have the courage just yet. What I do know for sure is that I’ve been presented with some amazing opportunities and it would be insane to squander them.

This leads me to my 100 Days project. The aim of the project is to choose one creative activity and repeat it everyday for 100 days. It may seem like the obvious thing to choose for me would be to quilt. I’m not sure I can be so obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make all. the. quilts. But right now I’m struggling with my creativity. I’m finding I start things to explore an idea but don’t seem to follow through. My mind is cluttered, my sewing room is overflowing with unfinished projects and a stash that is out of control and I’m completely overwhelmed. So, my aim for the next 100 days is “Cultivating Creativity”. Clearing the physical clutter, making room in my mind and slowing down enough to notice my thoughts and ideas. To unearth the previously disregarded curiosity and creativity and to find inspiration all around.

I can’t promise my documentation will be daily or pretty but I am committed to cultivating my creativity. So please, keep me on track will you?

6 thoughts on “100 Days :: Cultivating Creativity

  1. Jen @ Bower Bird Patch

    Sounds like a great challenge. I hope you enjoy it and it brings out creativity in the best possible way. Earlier this year, I really enjoyed having a break from making quilts, and I made some terrific placemats. I looooved it, because they gave me a place to have a go at some new techniques and allowed me to be a little creative, plus they made great gifts, using what I had in my stash. They were also a great size to practice various types of quilting and they finish much quicker than a big quilt. Anyway, I can recommend placemats if your looking for a creative outlet. Here’s to the next 100 days!

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