If No One Told You How To Create

If they didn’t tell you that you can’t make a tiny mermaid out of fabric, what would you create?

If they didn’t tell you that skies are always blue and trees are always green, how would you draw them?

 

If you hadn’t been force-fed their rules, how would you play the game?

 

When you sit down to write or draw or sew or paint, are you inspired by your own thoughts, or are you stifled by their words?

 

Are you worried that they won’t like what you’ve cooked or how you decorated your living room or arranged the vase of flowers; or do you let your ideas of beauty and creativity stand on their own?

 

If you created without looking over your shoulder, what would you make?

 

If you sat down at a sewing machine with swatches of fabric and no one said, “Hey, that’s too small to sew on a machine,” or “Most people would probably sew that by hand,” or “Wow, that looks hard, do you think you can handle that?” or “Do you know where to start… ”

If no one told you how to create, what would you make?

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6 comments

  1. My life, my way, inspired by me…
    It doesn’t fit the mold.

    I have traditional, contemporary, and antique all in one room. I love it.

    Despite being in a long term relationship, I don’t think about getting married and starting over. They ask, “Where is this going then?”

    Wherever it ends up, I guess.

    They think I am crazy.

    All I can think is, “Yay me!”

  2. Z,

    Yay, you!!

    It’s another thing I feel in my gut. When I was married – having to have the house a certain way or dress a certain way – I always had an unsettled stomach.

    Nothing feels better than being myself and expressing who that is.

  3. Uh oh….I’m seeing another Jenny Original Creation that I may have to order! :)

    Too Cute!

    And how old is she?

  4. Donna,

    She just turned 11. Her creativity astounds me.

  5. My life… I thought the same thing when I read this again. It wasn’t that long ago, it may be my memory actually working for a moment or I really would create my own life. ;)

  6. Z,

    I don’t need to tell you, but that’s the best thing to create.

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