Recently I’m attending Tatting Designers Class and on our latest class we where talking about creativity. Among other things we where talking about necessary surrounding when we work on our creative ideas…
I gave that point a lot of thought. I read some great on line articles on that subject. But…we all agreed on one thing – you need to be in peaceful place (or at least your mind) when you work on new design.
I asked myself numerous times: WHAT IS MY PEACEFUL PLACE?
We live in stressful times! We are surrounded with things that cause stress. Reading newspapers or watching the news, struggling with day to day tiny problems, … etc. Our lives are clogged with things that annoy us on different levels all the time. Our “peaceful place” became a luxury as appear to be!!!
So…WHAT IS MY PEACEFUL PLACE?
I finally got my answer…for me that is TATTING!!!
I’m well aware that ideas can’t be forced, but somehow I get them mostly when i work on some tatting project. That moment when I hold a thread and shuttle in my hands relaxes me, like all the worries and all the things that made my stomach tied up in knots simply disappear!!!
When I work on my project it is most peaceful moment I have. I look at the beautiful lace that appears in front of my eyes from nothing more than a bare thread. And I think about something that can be made or how can be made, something that I didn’t seen in any other book or blog/site.
Isn’t that odd?
Somehow, over the time…I’m tatter for full year now…I started to love my photos of “work in progress” more than my finished projects. I find inspiration in my surrounding, in yard fences, nature,…, even music. But my creativity is awaken mostly in those moments when I hold my unfinished tatting in my hands and tatt. When I watch my “fingers dancing” as my friend described ti when I was showing her how tatting is done.
What else to say? Creativity is born out of creating something, doing something! That is well known fact. But to do something creative or to work on creative idea we do need our place of peace. That place is individual for every single person on this planet. And I consider myself lucky to know where I can find it whenever I need it.
Tatting IS my peaceful place!!!