I’ve sewn a princess crown in fabric!
I just wanted to.
I don’t know where or when I will be wearing it, if ever, but I looove it! It looks great on my head, standing on a shelf or hanging from the crystal chandelier! It’s a piece of fabric art, do I need to explain it further? Maybe.
When my aunt saw the Princess Crown she asked me:
– What is it? What’s it for?
And I didn’t have a good answer. If you don’t get it, you just don’t. It’s like asking why artists paint art – you can’t eat paintings, right? You can’t really do anything with it at all. But for a true artist it is still something that has to be created. The creative force asks us to be make things and there is no possibility to avoid making that force once you have let it in. There is no way to escape once you unleashed the force of creativity! It is like a living thing…. You might question it, but you have to go with the flow it creates, listen to your materials and follow through on your creative and crazy ideas…
(There is a thin line between crazy people and artists, you know? :-)
You will eventually become a Princess in the Kingdom of Creativity, where love and passion rules, if you proceed and stay there long enough. I’m a princess here since quite a while now. Are you? Only you can decide if you want a piece of that cake, and to what level you want to join. You can choose to only make useful stuff, like mittens and socks, but you can also go beyond that and try to make something just because you want to experiment with the material. To beautify the world, to change your outlook and maybe even affect others look on life with your art. If you’re sensitive enough you will feel what wants to become and you will help it to the world.
Close your eyes, breath in, breath out. Focus and relax. Yes it might sound like a contradiction to both relax and focus, but once you’ve experienced creativity you will know what I mean!
Doodle in your sketchbook, play with your tools, be inspired by others and find your own creativity. It’s within you already – I just know it. Don’t let your inner critic get to you! You can draw, you can start an art journal, you can sew something, you can learn the other stuff later! Just start, become a princess of Creativity, because princesses of Creativity have more fun! ;-)
It was fun making it, you know? That’s my answer to why do it. It makes me happy! I loved to design it and to sew all those small glittery things to the surface! I had fun with the process and also fun while editing these images in Photoshop. I might have to post more self portraits another time.
I really want to make more crowns, but I don’t know if anyone would like a princess crown in their life?