Ever since my craftiness (nerdiness, or whatever you want to call it) was revealed to everyone I know with the Houston Chronicle article I have been asked several times why I like to quilt, why I like crafting, why I like being creative.
I have had several answers and no answers all at the same time. I just boiled it down to this generic "because I like it". Can we same LAME. I just can't seem to come up with a concise, meaningful answer to any of these questions.
One of my favorite photographers, Zhang Jingna, whose work I have followed for years, was able to sum it up for me perfectly.
"I pursue a beauty that to me makes being alive more bearable even if just for a little while. This is the reason I create."
Her works (as seen all throughout this post) is a true testament to that powerful statement.
So tell me, why do you do what you do? Why do you risk cricks in your neck from hours over a sewing machine or hand work, why do you risk cuting off fingers with a rotary cutter, why do you risk sleep deprivation trying to create an entire quilt in 2 days because someone asks for a baby quilt at the last minute??
Why do you create?