Summer Creativity Series on Whipup

Friday, August 31, 2012


I was thumbing through the summer Creativity series on when I happened on this gorgeous embroidery by Anne Weil of the blog Flax and twine. It’s just stunning!

And, how delighted was I when I saw our own DMC embroidery floss peeping out in the photo below?

Be sure to read Anne’s entire post, titled Dive In! Exploring Open-Ended Creativity for even more lovely eye candy. She talks about the creative challenge of embroidering without a pattern – something which I highly recommend as a wonderful creative exercise.

Don’t neglect the rest of the Creativity series on Whipup – it’s an amazing series of thoughtful essays by well-known crafters, authors, crafty moms, and small business people. With well-known bloggers like Blair Stocker of wisecraft and Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod and a host of other creative voices that might be new to you, you’ll read about the healing powers of crafting, tips for finding your own inspiration, creativity and parenting, and wonderful observations on the process of making things.

One of my favorite quotes comes from a post by Abby Glassenberg, The Relationship Between Time and Creativity: Urgency reframes time, places constraints on us, maybe forces us even, to use every single moment if we are to meet our goals.

Maybe I’m loving that quote because I can totally relate, especially in this back-to-school hubbub that seems to affect us all, students or otherwise. What makes you feel creative? Lately, I have to say it’s settling down with a pile of colorful floss, my favorite needles,  a blank canvas in my embroidery hoop, and in my busiest moments, using every bit of the time I do have to create, create, create!


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