Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take a risk. – Yo-Yo Ma
On Tuesday, March 15th a question was posted to me by Michael Jackson of MJM Photography Group… What “Can’t” You Do?
What can’t I do?…. Quit. I may take a breather yet I will never quit! When what you do is truly your passion you will fight to see that doll created, that stitch mastered, and/or that cake fashioned.
I’m a Crochet Artisan/Craft Maven so learning is what I know how to do. An artisan is constantly learning as they craft. A maven is a person who has a wealth of knowledge of a particular discipline. Mavens and artisans are constantly learning something new about their medium/discipline. Yarn and synthetic fibers are a few of the mediums I use to create items.
I can honestly say, I never thought that half the things God allowed me to create were possible. I had a limited scope of what crocheting was because of the items I saw. Yet when someone, namely Renée, challenged me I would never say no. Did I want to say no? I sure did, yet there is no growth in staying complacent and with every challenge I said yes to I grew.
Saying yes to a challenge doesn’t mean you can foresee the outcome. It means that you are willing to follow a path to see a vision manifest in the material.
You can see the growth from our first popcorn stitch name blanket to our Kente themed blanket.
Each time I said yes to a challenge the Creator of the universe showed me how crocheting has limitless potential.
I want to encourage all of you to never quit honing your craft, skill, and passion.