Tuesday, March 15, 2011

what's on my mind

So I've been a little all over the map this morning and it's only 8:00am!!

One thing that's really on my mind is creating things. When I'm all over the map, I'm usually in the midst of creating a LOT of things! So creating is this morning's theme.

One thing in particular that just gets stuck in my craw is how really nice people look sad when they talk about creating things!

A lot of people attribute making things and crafting to talent. This big scary remote notion that has to do with something outside themselves that they cannot control. Are you one of those people? Do you feel left out of something potentially fun and fulfilling.

Well, if you ARE one of those people, listen to me very carefully.

Let that silly ole notion go!
It has nothing to do with you.

There are so many things happening out there that are fun and wonderful and feed your soul and have nothing to do with some intangible inborn notion like 'talent.' I say if you have fun, great ideas will pour from your finger tips and give your heart a happy dance! So why not, try?


A wonderful art supply business based out of the Seattle area, Daniel Smith is having a sale to commemorate Van Gogh's birthday on the 30th of March! And really is there any more inspiring artist than Vincent Van Gogh!

You've seen this image a thousand, million cajillion times and it still inspires people to create all sorts of new things!

But have you seen THESE THINGS :D They're FANTASTIC!!

Van Gogh Pony - Handcrafted Gourd - $40 TheWillies.esty.com

Hand embroidered Starry Night Brooch - $140 waterrose.etsy.com

Hand painted Messenger Bag - 65 angiediazconcept.etsy.com

Hand Print Mold Wall Art (baby & child) - $95 audreylaynecombs.etsy.com

Starry Night Felt Merino Wool Cuffs - $20 - a pair elsjeboer.etsy.com

What can you create?

I bet you can think of wonderful things! Grab your morning beverage, your idea list and start flipping through the Daniel Smith online catalogue to see what would supply your creativity!

Have fun :D


elizalou said...

What a great post! Too many people think that if they can't be the best of the best at something they should just give up altogether. I try not to be too concerned when the squares on my quilt don't line up perfectly. Or when I can't figure out how to do a certain stitch. Or when...

The Blogging Your Way course has really helped put a lot of this in perspective!

Tracey said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!
That means a lot coming from you!

It is so easy to get caught up in the details, and practicing the details does make the craft, but sometimes the art is in the mistakes ;)

I agree, that the course has helped put a LOT of things into perspective for me - at the same time I'm panicing that it's ending too fast and I'm not CATCHING UP on the work! lol weird!
Have a great weekend :)