Resistance

I’ve been have a really hard time deciding on a pattern for my next quilt, Project #29, on The Unfinished Projects List. Since I will see it everyday, I want it to be perfect. No regrets. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. It’s not like this will be that last thing I ever do. I can make dozens more. But a decision must be made. I WILL make my first cut…today.

A pro views her work as craft, not art.
Not because she believes art is devoid of
a mystical dimension. On the contrary.
She understands that all creative endeavor is holy,
but she doesn’t dwell on it.
She knows if she thinks about that too much,
it will paralyze her.
So she concentrates on technique.
The sign of the amateur is overglorification of
and preoccupation with the mystery.
The professional shuts up.
She doesn’t talk about it.
She does her work.
 
-Steven Pressfield, “The War of Art”

3 thoughts on “Resistance

  1. a thought for a theme on the quilt…how about a 'love quilt'? I know it might sound corny or mooshy or like "yeah right". Well you said you wanted it to be perfect so follow a theme of love. Make it about the people and things you love…things you love to do, things you love in your life, the stuff you love about your life, the love you want in your life, just anything about love. So I believe there can be no imperfect in love. If it is your intention to love, could you ever look at your quilt as being anything less than perfect?
    I like quilts and the love of art, craftsmanship, detail to attention, creation and all that goes into them. One day I might even make one myself.
    Let us know what you decide on.

  2. Well, Anonymous…I DO love all the fabrics in my quilt. I love the colors and I love lots of patterns all mixed together! I decided on a pinwheel pattern and all the pieces are inter-connected just like we are all interconnected with those we love. How's that? I guess it IS a love quilt!

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