Notebook Series: #10
"Loving ourselves is a choice we must make if we are to fulfill our destiny as creators."
Artist Jeanne Carbonetti
Sue Ludwig, a very caring friend whom I met years ago at Quilting By The Lake, recently read one of my blog posts in which I expressed my desire to be more right-brained. She sent me a lovely email, and I'm printing parts of it here, with her permission -- it made me stop and think.
You're always trying to fight your left-brainedness; as a quilter, I was trying to do that myself, being very left-brained. I know you're talking about your process as well as your product, but did you ever think of celebrating [your left-brain] instead? I mean, mathematics is one of your muses; it's responsible for order and unity and many other things I don't understand. And your quilts display that . . . Just thinking . . .
Her note made me smile, and I found myself taking a different look at my creative process. I've decided that, at my age, I'd better start to embrace who I am, warts and all; although I hope to continue to grow and learn, it's probably a little late to completely reinvent myself. So, thank you, Sue.
Please share your thoughts on your own creative process -- have you come to accept the artist who you've become?