Saturday, April 30, 2011

the truth about talent

I just recently stumbled upon Before&After, a super awesome resource for designers, and all those creative, really. This week's Design Talk is a quote from Ira Glass

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

Couldn't read this at a more opportune time, as I start the process of making Strong Creative legit.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dru's Quilt - Finished!

Okay, so the truth is that this thing has been finished for over a month now. I'm not going to give excuses, or promise that I'll be more reliable with my posts...because we all know how that works out!

Just know, I'm currently finished piecing another quilt, and cutting into another, along with launching Strong Creative, my own business to fully encompass all the aesthetic things I do.

Oh, right, DruBuddy's quilt. (Nope, don't know why the baby insisted on being nekkid for this shoot...too damn cute!)

As you'll remember, I modeled it after Purl Bee's wedding quilt, except with a sunset-ish color vibe. With robots and owls, of course.