I've had this post in my draft folder for over a week now, unsure of how to properly word what I want to say. When I started on this quilting and blogging journey, I didn't do it for anyone other than myself. I think that's how most of us start out. That is still the case for me, but what keeps me motivated and wanting to try new things are those that have truly inspired me with their creativity and passion. And whether or not it was their intent, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and Jayne from Twiggy and Opal, have both done that for me, each in their own way.
Yvonne's post from last week is what got me really thinking about the path of my creative journey and it prompted me to start writing this post, but it was Jayne's post yesterday that gave me the push to publish it. Yvonne's almost scientific approach to quilting and her attention to detail results in some of the most spectacular creations. You can see that she puts her heart and soul into every stitch. And Jayne's way of just running with a spark of an idea and following her instincts is just amazing to me. Learning to let go and letting a project guide me without worrying about the end result is something that I'm not good at but want to explore more of, thanks to her. And while it might not have been part of their grand plan when they each started blogging, I just wanted to express my gratitude to them for helping me on my own quilting journey. Thanks, Yvonne and Jayne, you truly inspire me!
I've always loved teaching and mentoring others and I'd like to think that someday I might inspire someone else on their creative journey. What about you? Is there someone that has really influenced and inspired you to keep creating and growing?