Going Out on a Limb

So, today, I took the plunge. This is only my second post but I went ahead and made the blog public. Posting twice in one week is not likely to be a regular occurrence but I will try to pop in a few times each month. It’s back to work tomorrow and the rest of the summer’s whirlwind schedule.

Another step I took today was to embrace the Process Pledge. I’d seen the badge on a few other quilter/stitcher/crafter blogs and finally ended up on the rOssie blog. (Do go visit her blog.) In a nutshell: by taking the pledge you agree to share, not just finished works, but your work in progress. Share your thoughts on where the creative genie is taking you, or not taking you if that’s the case. Share your eureka moments when you solve a problem. Share those crazy “but what if I try it this way” moments that keep you awake at night. I like it. And I like the inspiration that flows when I read the blogs of others who, if they haven’t actually taken the pledge, honor it in spirit.

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My style of quilting isn’t exactly modern but it’s not exactly traditional—at least not my newer things and not the ideas in my head. And while the quilt pictured in my previous post is a done deal (no process to share at this point) there are others in the works. Hmmm . . . I think the camera needs to come out of the bag!

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Oh! I almost forgot . . .

Rossie offers a template pledge for those who wanna. She says,

Take it, shake it, make it yours.

Cheers, Rossie!

I, Annie, pledge to talk/write more about my creative process, even when (maybe especially when) it’s not going where I expected, or I can’t quite find the right words. I’m going to share my thinking, inspirations and gut feelings. Who knows? They might help or inspire someone else or, at least, offer a good chuckle now and then! I also pledge to turn a listening ear from time to time to fellow creatives who do the same.