To balance the chaos with a bit of order, I decided to clean out a couple of the hat boxes on my sewing armoire. They are filled with vintage seam binding and bias tape. I decided it was time to get realistic about what I will and won't use because it would be a shame for them to just sit there if someone else could put them to good use. As I look at this photo, I realize it's high time I make some window treatments for my room, which still has the ones it came with when we moved in eight years ago. Shortly after we moved in, I found the turquoise shelf, sewing armoire, vintage bobbins, and lamp—all cheap finds—at one of Meredith Corp.'s many prop sales. At the time, I was looking for inexpensive furnishings for my new sewing room, figuring I could repaint them later. Next on the agenda will be sifting out the all the fat quarters I no longer need from the armoire shelves.
To keep me motivated while editing/writing/creating, I'll often turn to my binder of inspirational quotes, sayings, poems and essays that I've kept since high school. It's filled with wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many unknown sources. Here are a few quotes about creativity...
"No great thing is created suddenly." —Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
"Another word for creativity is courage." —George Prince
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." —Albert Einstein
"In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do we ever find them." —Dr. Joyce Brothers
"Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare." —Japanese proverb