As I was sitting stitching my Re*Sew*Cool donkey at the Northern Craft Bonanza last night, feeling a bit clumsy and amateurish compared to the nifty sewers surrounding me, Tinnie Girl commented "you're out of your comfort zone Liz". Kind of right. But it wasn't always true.
I used to love sewing and textile art, but as my creativity developed, they took a back seat and jewellery making pushed forward.
I feel comfortable working in this medium, and I guess when you're comfortable , you are confident in your ability and are willing to be more inventive and adventurous.
A few days ago I had one of those inventive moments when "BING" the light bulb clicked on.
It always seems to happen in the early hours of the morning and, once that switch is on, nothing can turn it off.
This plan for a Betty Jo event is only in it's childhood stage at the moment ( there's a hint right there), but it will involve time, a Curious Little Oyster, teapots and cake and references to the nonsensical tea parties from "Alice in Wonderland" and the "Folk of the Faraway Tree".With a big nod to the stunning paintings by Charles Blackman in this book my Mum has lent me.Now this will be a fun way to step out of my comfort zone!
Have you stepped out of your comfort zone lately?