Regardless of the beginnings or the source of it...I've realized more and more I NEED to create. It's not just something fun for me. It's a necessity. So in reclaiming my life I've been trying to put more of a focus on my creative side. Current and past creative endeavors include piano, choir, knitting, hammer dulcimer, cooking, baking, writing, poetry, teaching, felting, sewing, quilting, calligraphy, and there are probably a few others I've forgotten. I seem to be having more creative bursts the more that I do. I strongly believe I have A.D.D. that is unmedicated and in order to help control it I create. The more I create...the more I can focus.
So that brings me to my newest creative challenge. To create and sell my work. It makes me vulnerable but it also challenges my A.D.D. side to actually follow through. That's the tough one for me. I'm great at generating ideas. Great at motivating others. Great at getting excited. But give me a couple weeks or a month and my interest starts to wain.
So "Sparrows & Lilies" is born. My new creative business. God takes care of the sparrows and the lilies so I don't need to worry about Him taking care of me. I just need to TRUST him. Following along my theme of reclaiming things...I'm going to be focusing on using reclaimed fabric and wool to create new things. Here are some items I've made in the past. Thanks for following me in the ride.
|Felted wool purse and flower using old sweaters and old button|
|Cowboy vest using leftover upholstery fabric, an old fleece blanket, and some old buttons|
|Nordic print hat|
|Elf hat and checkerboard hat|
|Nordic hat in red, Polar bear fleece long hat in navy from old fleece pajamas|
|Doctor's office gowns AKA paint shirts|
|Felted wool hat from old sweater, old necktie, and antique button|