Creativity and the Learning Curve

I've been in a learning curve of late, and haven't blogged about it.  Which is very unlike me.  I won't blog about it until I have something to show for it.  Right now my attempts at a new technique are still developing.  I am letting myself be a beginner, and make some wopping failures in the process.  But learning is happening, and I am thankful for that. 

Learning new things is a powerful locomotive for me, in terms of making time to do work.  For a long time, I have been very focused on making Izannah inspired works. What I am working on right now has nothing to do with that, and it has been somewhat freeing.  Like I'm coloring outside the lines.  

This goes along with a kind of self-discovery class that MAIDA Dolls Group has going on right now.  Each week I am posting a self-discovery prompt for "Creating More Like You."  This has been very fun to think about, and fun to hear other people's thoughts as well.  Incidentally, in February MAIDA will be FIVE years old.  I can't believe it.  


Martha said...

Trying to make something new starts your thinking up. Wopping failures is something I understand and have made tons of, but they are what I got the most use out of. You can't make progress until you see where your failures lead you. Congradulations on Maida's 5 years. I sure have enjoyed it.

Jan Conwell said...

Can't wait to see what you're working on!

chawol said...

Dixie, you inspire and encourage so many others! Congrats on MAIDA's 5th birthday!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden