Embrace the Creative Chaos
Making a Thing
We also used to create only in the mediums we were perceived to have a certain level of expertise in… specifically, yarn arts. And we liked that. We still do. But we like to do a LOT of things with a LOT of stuff. So, we started doing things that we liked with the stuff that we liked using to make things. Not all of it became part of something else. Sometimes the things we made just were what they were, and we were happy with them and that was good enough. Sometimes, however, those things became part of a larger thing and, yes, classes were developed, two books written, and patterns created and sold. Sometimes that happened. Sometimes it didn’t. Both were good. Both are still good.
Fortunately, we were able to create the perfect storm of circumstances where we could produce recognizable, marketable things AND fully embrace our creative chaos.
We found a balance.
And we love that balance that came from embracing the creative chaos.
Both are rewarding. Both are thrilling. Both excite and motivate us because embracing our creative chaos inspires the rest of our work.
Embracing our creative chaos makes even those things we make primarily for the sake of earning the money we need to survive more special and exciting to us. Focusing on creating with purpose as well as being open to and embracing the creative chaos. That’s where we are. For now. Let's see where this takes us…
2/6/2022 05:43:21 am
First, congratulations on the new branding. Second, thank you not just for embracing the change, but sharing it with your fans and followers. I love seeing all your creations. They are joyful and so clearly made with love. But most of all I love this most recent blog post. On Friday I was offered a job outside my comfort zone--a great job. I am 62. Reading your post has inspired me to jump in with both feet because we have to do what brings us joy, not just what pays the bills. If it doesn't work out, at least I tried. Thank you for being an inspiration for change. I know you'll be successful in whatever path you follow, and I hope to continue to follow you and watch your many successes for a long time. Thank you.
2/7/2022 12:41:29 pm
Awesome. Thanks for this post! Addressed some issues with which I have been engaging. Made me feel much better. I am working on redevelopment of home activities and creative activities, building a life alone. Looking forward to your next endeavors!
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