Wearing hats - My creative space.
Lately I have been pondering my creative identity. Thinking of myself as having a collection of hats eg. My knitting hat, card making hat, sewing hat ...
Just a random side thought as I type of course if they were real hats my sewing hat would be made from fabric, my card making hat from paper, I'd have a cute beanie for knitting .... Ah but I digress.
My most worn hat these last few months has been without doubt my Card making one. Where I have been participating in lots of challenges and this is familiar and comforting to me. I know it. I lived and breathed paper crafting on line for a while a few years ago.
My sewing hat is vying for attention and a wear I even went so far as to take it out and look at it, I haven't put it away yet, but haven't put it on either.
Recently under pressure of an entirely sick family, feeling helpless, lost, pressured, behind and beginning to be engulfed by darkness it was the crocheting hat that was whipped out for an afternoon wear and it saw some light the next day too. It calmed and soothed me. it is not the hat I would have expected to grab in that situation, being the least familiar to me and the one I fumble with more than the others but in the heat of the moment it was the right one.
Wearing my crocheting hat made me long for my knitters hat. So now I have taken it out and am looking at it, again have not put it on yet, but it is definitely dusted off.
I don't know which I will put on next and am somewhat struggling with giving them all a fair wear. I'm questioning how to get it right and how to balance them all. Feeling a bit lost with my creative identity I guess, which hat fits best?
Well I do know I am looking forward to getting into the cute dew drop girl doll pattern and my gorgeous Silk/Merino Skeins from Lush Yarns. I'm going to make myself a Scarf and try to stop thinking about hats ; )
Pop on over to Kirstys to see more creativity ( with perhaps less rambling and pondering )