Creative Block → 016
Over and over I've seen how learning to accept mistakes in art/craft helps people learn how to accept the mistakes in themselves.
A few years ago I did a huge collaborative crochet project to raise awareness about depression, suicide, and crafting to heal after the death of crochet designer Marinke Slump. Many people sent in their crochet mandalas with a note that said that there were mistakes, it wasn't perfect, it was messy, but that they felt welcome to share that anyway because us humans are messy mistake-filled creatures and we are no less beautiful for it.
Creating what feels right instead of focusing on perfection is freeing. It held me captive for a long time. I’ve been telling myself this a lot lately. Good read.
Thank you Temi as always for your authenticity.