Shabby Miss Jenn

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What makes your heart flutter?

                                               (photo source)

Sat at my sewing table last night and looked at all the pieces of paper that I've been busy sketching doll pattern parts upon; doll concepts and doodles......thinking about the nasty "copiers" that many designer friends are dealing with (once again) and wondered if it was worth it? Should I invest my time and energy into creating? Should I attempt to fuel the fire of my website/blog again after letting it settle so long in the dust of a creative rut?
I've not been a victim of copying in a long time but I do still remember the sting and pain. The anger. The frustration.The sadness.
I started gathering my papers up and something SNAPPED.

What was I doing?
I am meant to create.

IT MAKES MY HEART FLUTTER.
It's a driving force in who I am and how I express myself.
Someone may come along and copy me.
Someone may come along and hurt me that way.
THEY CAN'T STEAL AND COPY WHO I AM.
THEY CAN'T STEAL MY CREATIVE GIFT.
I sat down and brought it to life.
I blended fabrics. I blended paints.
I blended MYSELF into EACH PIECE.

I hope those being effected by this tornado of emotions right now land safely and remember they are surrounded by love and respect. If they choose to continue or stop, it shall be respected of course. That is their path to follow.

My path is to create

2 comments:

Claire Smillie said...

Love what you have created here, the colors and the "What makes your heart flutter?" seems to speak to me. It seems like you had such a blast on Jeanne Olivers course, I was tooing and froing whether to do it but in the end I didnt...wish I had now!

Claire

Cedara_ThruTheAtticDoor said...

The course was incredible. She is a wonderful teacher. The art in the post is not made by me though. That is a Kelly Rae Roberts piece. Her words just worked for my thought that day