A flashback post today.
After my bf and I first started dating, I came upon Nelly Pailloux’s Felties: How to make 18 cute and fuzzy friends from felt. Being the burgeoning crafter that I was (this was way back in 2011), I couldn’t help but suggest that we grab some felt and try our hands at making some of the characters together. The bf obliged, and we ended up having a fun crafting day with his neices and nephews (some of whose stitches are seen above!).
A few glue-gunned googly eyes and some poly-fill later, we had these two. I took a quick snapshot before the felties went home with the kids.Can you guess — of the mushroom girl and the zombified pumpkin — at which feltie was mine and which was his? (and yes, you can surmise a bit about our creative personalities from the choices made). 🙂
A has a lot of exuberant creative energy. Whether working with art, design, or music, he is really adept at jumping in and not being afraid to experiment with big colours and bold expression. Like Zombie Pumpkin, when A makes things, his brains and creative energies leak out.
I am a sleepier character (mushroom girl is practically snoring). I work slowly. In contrast to A, it can take me weeks or months to get into a project. And when it is done, I like to enjoy the work for a long while after. Between the time I spend planning and anticipating a project, doing it, then enjoying the after glow, months (and more months) have gone by. Creatively, I’m calibrated to the pace of the tortoise. I’ve often wondered how much of this I can adapt to the faster-paced exigencies of modern life. Then again, turtles are A’s favourite animal (some of the collection below), so he probably has an inner plodder, too.
What is your creative personality? Has it changed over time?