Saturday, February 20, 2010

Making and Creativity

Check this out.
Make and meaning  explores issues pertaining to the crafting world, but many of these issues are relevant on a wider scale to people who make all kinds of things. 
I am SO lucky to be able to sew for a living- but while I'm sewing window treatments all day, my mind is exploding with all the zillion ideas for other textile journeys that I never have enough time to take.
I wish I knew why I feel so consumed by these ideas.  They never stop even though I make such slow progress in making them become reality. 
Soon I hope I'll begin mixing into this blog some of these ideas, projects, and dreams, because these are what fill up my inner life while I'm busy working.
Working as I do, fabricating custom products on a wholesale basis to the trade only, I appear to be in a creative business, but since I'm making what someone else has envisioned, it doesn't feel very creative much of the time.  Although there are projects on which I have more design input than on other projects, still, I am not the principal "imaginer" in most cases.
My dream, as far as window treatments go, is to be able to design and sell fabulous treatments that people will want to own as art pieces, and will go to the trouble of decorating around!
I think this must become a goal for me.

1 comment:

  1. Deborah

    I can soooo relate to how you feel.
    I look forward to seeing more of your creative side.