“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Unknown
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
My Summer Craft Camp Projects are definitely a work in progress and will most likely take me right up to the last day of summer. Between work, kids, summer concerts and visits from and to see family, finding time to devote to craft camp has been quite challenging. Despite these challenges, I welcome the newness and excitement associated with learning a new craft technique.
I learned the knit and purl stitch technique, elevated my stamping to a higher skill level through learning how to using masking to overlap stamped images, and creating t-shirt jewelry.
Initially, I hesitated to share my progress in the above slide show, as it provides visual proof that my camp craft experiences have me on a heightened and, sometimes, daunting learning curve. Sharing the imperfect status of my craft camp progress provides a perfect example of the anxiety and frustration associated with trying new crafts. Specifically, patience, a sense of commitment and the eagerness to learn may lead one down one of two paths — the discovery of a new favorite craft, or simply reaching the conclusion that a particular craft is not for you, but feeling proud for trying.
I love the portability of knitting, the up-cycling and eco-friendliness of designing t-shirt and elevating my stamping to new creative levels. I have decided to dive right into working on the giraffe knitting class. Yes, I’m going to go from this to that before the end of August. Jumping right in to the deep end of the pool, so to speak.