Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Before you run off...


... don't forget to fill the tool box!


Our Common Threads Art Group met again last night. Another group of 4 ladies who sell their art came for show and tell. Whoa! They raised the bar considerably.

A VERY new quilter expressed her feelings of inadequacy, and probably ours as well! But one lady made a comment that reminded me of my own focus. "But you have to fill your tool box."

So I dusted off my fanny, stood up and consulted my notes on the basics of design. You cannot do any job without the knowledge, the tools and then the experiences. As a group and as individuals we are new to the job. Some have experience in related fields: painters, sewers, embroiderers, etc. and a lot of us have read and drooled and accumulated the practical tools which are still in their original packaging. We need to put it all together and begin to begin. And we aren't going to look like any other group and while we may influence one another, we aren't going to be copies of one another.

So much as I wanted to yell to c'mon back next week and we'll really show you what we can do...

No; we'll continue with the basics. We'll fill our tool box with the basics of what will make what we envision achievable. And probably more importantly, we'll work on being comfortable enough to be ourselves as we take what we learn and make it our own.

So as I look down a week that is already running ahead of me I'll straighten my tool box, consult the work orders and build on what I already know and courageously confront, what if...

3 comments:

Createology said...

What a great reminder for all of us. I must remember to fill my tool box. Thank you. Keep creating...

True Blue Nana said...

I love the idea of beginning to begin.

Gina said...

What a great reminder to "fill our tool box"!