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I’ve been itching to start work on another quilt.
Can I show you my latest favorites?
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I’m glad that I’ve had all this time to think about my inspirations. I needed to spend a few days reflecting, distilling. And what it boils down to is this: I am inspired by passion.
I am inspired by your passion for your craft, your cause, your calling, your creativity. Passion makes my heart leap, my knees wobble, my smile broaden, my eyes crinkle in delight.
“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace… but we would be hollow… Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we’d be truly dead.” — Joss Whedon
Without passion, we’d just be going through the motions. Living each day the same. But passion compels action. Passion keeps us motivated to keep achieving, to keep loving, to make each day better than the last. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to always feel such boundless enthusiasm for life?
Passion helps me to be more creative. Passion for what I do can give me the strength to tough out the hard days. I need passion to drive me to work harder, to keep learning.
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
— Julia Child
Thanks to all of you for sharing your passions and your inspirations with me. Thank you for doing what you love — and sharing your love for what you do. Thank you for telling that story.
Just in time for our Mardi Gras party.
We were in such a celebratory mood this weekend after accepting the position at U of Louisville. Which was just perfect, with all the holidays.
We kicked back and watched the Olympics, while I worked on a few custom commissions. Isn’t this handkerchief cute? (Hint: When you whisper “elephant shoes”, it looks like you are saying “I love you.”)
I worked on Zach’s gift extra quickly to finish in time for Valentine’s Day.
I recieved this beautiful bunch of flowers, and spent the rest of the day admiring them.
These tulips are magical. I can’t wait to see them unfold.
The subject of crafty bid’ness has been on my mind this weekend. Here are some links to check out:1. Etsy and the Culture of Cheap