The name of my blog is JOY of CREATING! For a reason. I have always found great satisfaction, great JOY in creating. Even at a very young age. My mind just works that way for some reason. I enjoy disecting something in my mind to figure out how it is made and then creating it in my own way.
As a young child, I remember my favorite thing in the world was to go to the craft store! It was like Christmas for me!
When my son was very young, I was an avid scrapbooker. I LOVED preserving memories of our family and using my hands to add a special touch that only I could create!
In most recent years, I have turned to sewing as my creative outlet of choice. It gives me such great satisfaction to create a wearable work of art that my daughter or others may enjoy wearing. There is nothing like the feeling that I get when someone asks my daughter where she got her beautiful dress and she beams with pride and says, "my MAMA made it!" It's SHEER JOY!
I realize that often times, I don't take the time to create the things that bring me the greatest joy. I allow myself to get caught in just creating. Just because. And I want more... I want the JOY of creating! SO, I vow to myself today, "MORE JOY!" I will spend more time creating things that bring me joy, and less time just creating!
Speaking of Joy - this YARDS upon YARDS of satin brings me joy! It makes my heart smile! I can't wait to wear it next weekend for a presentation. It wasn't such a joy to sew, but boy, is it fun now!
The pattern suggested that it be left to rest for a few days before hemming to insure that it hangs correctly. SO, it's not quite finished, but it will be soon!