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Expressing My Creative Side

Monday, June 22, 2015

I just spent 4 days at a weaving camp to let out the crafty side of me. People tell me I am so creative with my baskets but I don't think I am creative, just have a skill I have learned and use that skill and expand that skill each time I can weave. I love weaving. I love learning new techniques and I love learning a new craft. This week I made two brooms, a necklace and a bracelet as well as baskets. I so enjoyed those new crafts and of course have already ordered material to continue some of them. Some of the nicest people I know are weavers and crafters.

Now that I am home, I wonder why did I work so hard. Why didn't I relax and take it easy and not try to fill every moment with weaving. I had a whole day that I didn't take a class but I bought 3 kits and wove the entire day. Therefore, I was soooo tired when I got home I didn't feel like doing anything.

I think it is because when at home I feel guilty when I weave instead of working. I hope someday I will let myself enjoy my crafts without the guilt. This comes from my mother I know. She is one that thinks you should be busy all the time doing something. That was how she was raised and she had to be busy to get it all done. When she walks into my house I see her evaluating the house as to what I really need to be doing. Of course, my house is always a mess.

Life's lessons.
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  • JAWATKINS
    I'd love to see some photos of your weaving!! I took a basket weaving course while I was in high school (25 years ago). It was fun! One day, I'd like to try it again!!
    1954 days ago
  • SASSYBLONDE69
    i am a crafter, too. Sometimes it's more important to let creativity reign free than worry about having a magazine worthy home. No one ever said "I love how clean you keep your house!" But plenty of people have appreciated thoughtful homemade gifts.
    1954 days ago
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