Inspiration Strikes When it Will

Thank you very much for dropping in for a look around!  I know it has been a little while, but I have been quite a busy bee, working on a number of things both dyeing and knitting, and enjoying an early spring here on the East Coast.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a picture on her Facebook feed, of a stunning white leopard with pale green eyes.  When I saw it, I was immediately struck, and just knew I would have to dye up some yarn to match it.  I got to work on it, and the result (if I do say so myself) was more than I hoped.  I had been in a bit of a blue/self-doubt period, and the response was most overwhelming, as it has continued to sell out of my shop ever since.  Since I tend to be a positive person, I usually try to see the lesson in things, and, although it was a real struggle, I have learned quite a bit about myself and how to handle these feelings when they pop up again (and they will):

Lesson 1:  Inspiration strikes when it will – I can’t force inspiration, it will show up when and where it does, so just be ready to take it and run.

Lesson 2:  Trust your creative instinct – Don’t doubt your art and ability, continue to grow and learn, but never question yourself as to what is driving you.

With my life lessons in my pocket, I have plunged forward, not looking back. . . well, maybe peeking over my shoulder with a smile every now and then!

 

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