“When creating art, I almost always convince myself that I’m just experimenting…The more unattached I can be, the more fearless I am with the canvas. The more fearless, the more fun.” -Kelly Rae Roberts
My favorite forms of creativity are writing, crochet, sewing, and drawing, but I am always willing and, most often, itching to try something new. Give me the tools, and I’ll give it whirl. I love this quote from a current artisan, Kelly Rae Roberts, because it’s a wonderful reminder. If I can think of myself as only experimenting, I am much more willing to take a risk that may turn out beautiful than play it safe and worry I will mess something up. I am trying to embrace the possibility of mistakes and to learn from them.
I’ve learned plenty of things in my life as a stay at home mom to now four kiddos, which I will introduce to you as Ninja Boy (6), My Princess (4), Miss Tickles (2), and Baby Boy (0). I have also learned a lot as a youth Pastor’s wife to my wonderful hubby, Michael, up until we started our new adventure of a new ministry, Four Point Families, and fundraising to become US missionaries.
I can thank my Mom and Grandma for everything I have learned creatively. I grew up in a home where creativity was just a natural part of life. No matter where I learned the skill, whether from my family, a friend, or just teaching myself, I know that watching my Mom always be willing to try new things has helped keep me creative in my own life. I don’t know a life without a stash of yarn, buttons, fabric, and inspiring books. I wouldn’t have it any other way (which my husband is fine with as long as I have a place to store it!)