I Am Not Perfect And That is OK is the title of a quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. In her new book Playing With Purpose one of her first messages is that creativity and improvisation in art entails making mistakes. It is part of the process and one should not be dejected when things go awry.
Give yourself permission, she advises, to let your work evolve and change. Allowing your work to evolve organically means letting go of set expectations.
It is OK to set aside a project until you have a clear vision or new skill set to complete it. But don't expect to reach some fantasy of perfection. Worrying about perfection brings negativity and failure.
Tell the quilt police (in your head and outside) where to go. It's your fabric, your time, your memories, your joy. Just make!~from Playing with Purpose by Victoria Findlay WolfeIt is wonderful to study Wolfe's quilts presented in the book.
Learn more about Wolfe on her website
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Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Playing with Purpose: A Quilt Retrospective
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
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