Take a step, and then another, and another.
Do you ever feel like you need to move forward, or do something new, but you just aren't sure what it is? My scarves ask me to step up to the edge almost every time that I walk into the studio, and Andy was no exception.
However, Andy provided a great reminder, if you just take one step at a time, and stop trying to figure out the big picture, it all comes together in the end.
I have embraced the not knowing in my creative process. I boldly share that I don't plan my scarves, that I"m not sure where they are going. Each finished textile is better, more complete, more honest as an end product because I was willing to let go of control and melt into the process.
Andy felt that it was time to confront me on my very own hypcrosy. I am all about the journey and the freedom in the safety of the four walls of my studio. However, when it comes to everything else in my life I am searching for a clear cut plan.
Andy questioned, why I would think that the journey of my life should emerge any differently than the journey of the scarf?
The answer, the journey isn't different, I just wanted it to be.
The answer is, I need to take a step, and then another, and another. I need move forward, release control, and watch the beautiful tapestry of life emerge before me.
The truth is sometimes I am afraid of the journey that I'm on, but I'm trying to remember not to be. And reminding myself that I"m doing what I was made to do.