“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” ~ Steve Jobs
As long as I can remember I’ve lived in my own small world of creative impulses. I can hardly start one project before I am pulled to begin another. And begin it I must before I forget the thread in which called me there. Then I will return to the past project and such the cycle continues. Currently in various stages of progress, I have two fractal threading pieces four fiber art pieces (not including the designs I’ve sketched for several more), four quilts, two crochet felted hats, and four manuscripts. If I scrounge around I will probably find many started projects I’ve completely forgotten.
The last few days have found us in a vortex of snow and ice. Each time we dig ourselves out, it melts enough to re-ice our stoop and sidewalk. The roads have not yet been cleared. I am snowbound. What a perfect opportunity to tackle some of my projects, and yet my soul calls for me to read. How ironic is that? I have the uninterrupted time to create, yet I’m called to withdraw. Perhaps once I follow my bliss I will read what I need and then I’ll grab a pen, thread, yarn, fabric…whatever tickles my fancy! For now, I suppose I will delve into a vortex of words until the next creative cyclone sucks me in.