Imagining And Creating Love

Suncatcher #2, created from a pattern by Grace Fearon and photographed by Glenda Clemens, 2017

“Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
― Albert Einstein

Imagination is the key to a creative life. I’ve been crocheting for many years but recently I’ve been creating Sun Catchers out of doily patterns and they are a big hit. I’ve made these and doilies as gifts for family members–whether they like it or not! Someone asked if I would make a Sun Catcher for her and let her pay for it. So my husband and I talked about what would be a fair and reasonable price for both myself and the customer. During the process he asked, “When are you going to make one for us? I’d like to have one hanging in our window.” I dropped all other projects and made the one above for him/us to have in our window.

“Creating means living.”
― Dejan StojanovicThe Shape

For me, the above quote is true. Whether is is writing, cooking, crocheting, knitting, or speaking creating is the root of all my happiness in life. I don’t care so much about the finished product of my creation but I care deeply about the process and what the creating does for me.  So as Valentine’s Day approaches and I work on kindness and love, I dropped all other projects to create a Sun Catcher for David. For with every stitch, yarn over, chain 4 and double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook I was imagining love and creating a deeper reality for my life.

“I’m always thinking about creating.
My future starts when
I wake up in the morning and see the light.”
― Miles Davis

That’s how it is for those of us who create. I dream about creating. I think about creating. When I wake if I’ve not settled on what to create today, I pick up where I left off yesterday and continue creating what is already started. I don’t really understand how anyone can live without creating or how they can love without imagining how that love will be and how they can create the love they desire. For me, there is no other pathway.

Become a dollmaker,
there are NO limits to your awesomeness,
you can create anything you can imagine and more!”
― Gayle Wray

I’m a doily maker not a doll maker but I have discovered that there are no limits to what I can create if I put my mind to. This week, I’ve been imagining love and it’s relationship to my creativity impulses. It is simple for me. When I create anything I do it with love in my mind and heart. So when I give a gift of a Sun Catcher or a doily it is imbued with love. Now that I’m going to sell some of my creations I hope the receiver will feel the love that is in every stitch.

“Love is all you need”
–John Lennon

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