Sunday, June 11, 2017

It's Okay To Be Messy

We all try so hard to be neat. Best selling books encourage us to tidy up, to organize our closets and drawers, to pare down our possessions. But there are times when this is not possible or may even be counterproductive. This is a work table in Pat Pauly's class at QSDS. When you are in a a frenzy of cutting and sewing, striving to create an excellently composed art quilt, the last thing most of us want to do is stop and tidy up. Chaotically tossed fabrics can lead to discovering that two disparate prints really do work well together. An orange may land next to a violet and the pairing may sing. Tidiness is great but a bit of a mess can encourage creativity.