Mantra…

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This is my daily mantra. It is so easy to make shitty things, and often they feel good to make, they just happen easily and I get sucked into thinking they are just fine. Well, they ain’t. They’re shitty. Only awesome will do. Making deserves to be more than something fun or whatever; it deserves to be of value and a practice that is highly valued. It deserves serious regard and my entire attention. I’m not making string art owls in the basement; I am trying to tell meaningful stories and address profound issues. Whether it be a quilt that rages against domestic violence or fabric designs born of my daughters fears of forgetting her new favourite city, making matters. Being pretty ain’t enough for my children; they will grow up to brilliant and engaged and will change the world. Why should I expect anything less of what I do?

So this year I will remind myself every day to not fall into the trap and accept good enough…

And to stop making shitty things…

-t

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