(Part one in a series of articles on your attitude of creativity.)Do you struggle with your creativity? Do you think that others were just born with it? You think, others just "have what it takes" and do not struggle with making lovely things. I, personally, think creativity is a matter of style and "stick-to-ativeness". (Like my new word? -- It's creative!) Yes, I agree, takes a few times to do something to perfect it! In the process, you find things that you would do differently the next time. But stick to it! You'll get it.
As to style, I understand that my style is not like someone else's. If you are trying to reproduce someone else's style, you will never be satisfied. Just keep working on your own designs until you are satisfied with your own creativity! And quit comparing yourself to others! You are unique!
|My pansy quilt and matching pillow cover|
I often have tried to compare my quilting to some of those beautiful creations that I see in the quilt shows. Mine are nothing like those! But I have come to accept my creations as an extension of me! They are creative, pleasing, and talented! I have learned that I have a "child-like" quality to my work, and that is OK. Anyone ever hear of Grandma Moses? Her creations--her artwork--was primitive and hot (in her time) for an old lady! "Child-like" was OK!
I had a friend who considered herself "craft-challenged" but when we had a get-together, she participated and came up with lovely quilt squares for our group project. I don't think any of us are UNtalented. Just take a browse thru Etsy and you will see! And make sure you "keep at it"!