While doing my morning pages today (see blog post on The Artist's Way, dated April 8, 2016), the question came up in my writing of why I love to create. Why do I spend valuable time drawing, quilting, and writing when I have so many other important things I could spend that time on? What makes creating so important, that I will let laundry, dishes, and other stuff go undone (temporarily, mind you. I do like a clean house and clean clothes). Well, this is what I came up with (it only took 24 weeks of the Artist's Way to get to this answer, 😊)
Anais Nin once said, " I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live."
That's why. creating art or writing is the one place in my life where I have complete and total control. It's the one place where a mistake can become a masterpiece. It's the one place where I can draw a mountain to climb, paint that mountain, and then experience climbing that mountain without ever leaving my safe home.
Creating, whether art, sewing, or writing is a vacation waiting to happen.
That pretty much sums it up. That's why I love creating.
Do you create? Do you sew, quilt, paint, woodwork, write, make jewelry, engage in anything creative? Why do you do it? What need does it fulfill? Do you find it more important as you get older? Has your approach to your craft changed as you have aged? Do you create your world in which you can live through your craft?