Monday, January 17, 2011

Are you creating "Ish-fully"?

I read a wonderful book to my Indiana grandchildren this last week.  It is titled "Ish" by Peter H. Reynolds.   In this story a little boy named Ramon loves to draw until his older brother tells him that his flower vase does not look like a flower vase.  So Ramon gives up until his little sister lets him know that his pictures look "ish-ly" in other words they look sorta like a vase and sorta like a fish and they are wonderful.

As quilters do we get caught up in what others think are quilts should look like?  Do we have an negative internal dialogue?  This story reminded me that we need to take great joy in what we are creating and not let the quilt police or anyone else discourage us on this journey. 

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I'm going to have an "Ish-fully" day how about you??


Terry said...

Hey, I'm all over "ish-fully" so my answer is YES!

Sybil said...

I thought I was an Ish Queen but since restarting my blog I became concerned about peoples opinions again. Thank you for reminding me of Ish.

Maggie Szafranski said...

Always do your best, and things will fall into place! Especially when free motion quilting, no one will know you didn't intend for it go a bit cockeyed!

MAUREEN said...

Oh thank you!! I so need to put ISH up on my wall in front of my machine!! ;-)