Where Creativity Lurks

In our production valued world, there is a danger of our focus becoming somewhat “jaded” as we scroll through all the photos that are available of the beautiful creations put before us on the many blogs. Take a moment and ask yourself why you started this adventure…….was it the joy to be had in the journey or because the “finish” was needed. For me, the journey/need to express myself is my reason for creating my textile pieces of art. The same holds true for those who create with words or any other form of expression. It is this heart expression that drives the artist/creator.

OccasionalPiece--Quilt!

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a picture of the connections of the World Wide Web, from here

We scan through page after page of blogs, fingers working the mouse, images flying by until one catches our eye.  Pinned! Now to Instagram, to Flickr, pictures and posts whizzing past —  double tap, double tap, scroll, scroll — everything at breakneck speed with us jotting a word here or there to add the chorus of wonderfuls.

Is this creativity in the universe of 500 followers? (This calls for a giveaway) 100 comments on a post (how can you read all of this?) Where you aren’t a success until you have the traffic to drive 2,000 other quilters’ eyeballs to your site, to buy your patterns, to buy your books.  Where we all strive to keep up with the intense and overwhelming pace of production out there in the world.

mountains_cloudsArctic mountaintops, from here

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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4 Responses to Where Creativity Lurks

  1. I write because I “have to.”

  2. witchylin says:

    I quilt and sew and knit and make lots of things because that is my life and why I get up each day.

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