Creative Play in 2023 with Rachelle Handmade
“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.” -Dan Stevens
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy being comfortable. Give me a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, and a hot beverage and I’m in heaven.
Unfortunately, for artists, the comfort zone is a place of creative stagnation.
Last year, I made roughly 20 production/editorial quilts. While I enjoyed making these pieces, I wasn’t especially creative during the process. I stayed well within my comfort zone.
Last year, I made about five (10) smaller quilts/pieces. I reallllly enjoyed making these pieces. Gifts for friends and family, challenge mini quilts, a couple of pieces to help me mourn.
This year, I have challenged myself with embracing more creative play. I have scheduled six (6) projects throughout the year with a set theme.
Each challenge will be assigned size requirements and have limitations set on the design (number of colors, shapes, medium, etc.).
Feel free to play along throughout the year. I will be posting updates here on my blog and via my newsletter (sign up below).