Lisa Engelbrecht had so many wonderful, wise thoughts about being creative when I took her class in Houston. One was about "active chaos." She said when you have supplies and sketches and tools and everything all spread out on your work surface... that's active chaos. Neat little piles of projects waiting to be completed is "passive chaos." She encouraged us to embrace the active chaos because that's when art really happens. I've had lots of active chaos since my return from Houston.
My work table.
My mail center.
These are orders for my how to book "Small Art Quilts: Designing a Series." I am so thrilled that so many people are interested in it. I hope it's a big shot of inspiration for their creative spirits! (It has been for mine!)
Next items to dig out of the chaos: Christmas ornaments for a swap hosted by Amy. A couple of Christmas gifts. And curtains. (Guess which I am least excited about.)