A moment to pause. To reflect. To acknowledge the details of what we are making and crafting. To notice time is passing and enjoy process.
For many of us who make, craft and create on a daily basis, we can often be tempted to only share what has worked or the great reveal of our finished piece. Making is a process that can be short or long and along the way we can change direction or abandon an idea entirely in favour of choosing a new path. We make decisions and life happens around us as we work stitches, sketch ideas and prepare our materials. All of those decisions, all of those moments, go into our work as we work steadily each season, working towards completion.
Wips and Blooms is a celebration of process and creativity and I am thrilled to have the very talented Katie Robbins joining with me to host this hashtag. Katie is a ceramic lover and maker who has already shared so many beautiful glimpses behind the scenes as she crafts her pieces that I knew this was growing a momentum I wanted to capture when I saw her wipsandblooms shared above.
When we make, we nourish a creative need and in this meditative activity, we can easily lose track of time. We hope you too will note the seasonal changes and share some on the many steps you worked through in your own crafting each month.
Joining us is simple. Take a snap of your work in progress (wip) and your seasonal bloom. Tag us both (@aplayfulday & @ceramicmagpie) and use the hashtag #wipsandblooms so we can easily find one another. it isn't about perfection. It's about focusing on the steps we've taken in our collective quests for creativity. A flash of new colour in the garden or in a vase can often remind us how much time has passed. We want to capture that, together.
Each month, both Katie and I will be sharing a selection of our favourites on our blogs as well as instagram. We can't wait to see what you're making!