To give you a peek at what really is possible for you, I’m sharing stories from Creative Dreamers who took the risk, and decided to find out what could become possible if they gave their dreams a chance.
The first story comes from the inspiring and gifted Helen:
What did your dream look like before you signed up for the Creative Dream Incubator?
Before I signed up to the Creative Dream Incubator course I had a number of ideas about what my creative dream might be.
With hindsight I can see that I had allowed a few rigid ideas to take root. I have earned a living with non-fiction writing for many years. So I had an idea that my dream had to do with writing. I had expectations and fears about showing my creations to others. I had lost sight of learning, experimenting, and maybe just creating for my own enjoyment.
I was never short of creative dreams, but I was a bit disheartened that many of them had quietly withered without blooming.
I got to spend some time looking at my inner landscape and beliefs during the course. I sometimes find it hard to give myself permission to do this alongside my everyday commitments.
It was interesting to watch how thoughts and feelings I changed internally led me to quickly and easily take steps towards my dream in the real world.
What does your dream look like now? Tell me all about it! (With links and photos if you’ve got them!)
Today my creative dream looks very different to the ideas I started out with.
I’ve rekindled passions for textiles, knitting, dyeing and fashion design that I had neglected for decades.
I started by sharing enthusiasm for my knitting projects on my blog. Soon I teamed up with another experienced knitter Victoria Raddings-Kroh – it turned out our creative dreams had a lot in common.
We began hanging out a lot at yarn shops and craft events. We started experimenting with natural dyes and documenting our creations. We discovered all kinds of helpful people and resources right on our doorstep.
I became slightly obsessed – a bit of a knitting nerd. And I was totally OK with it.
Now we are designing downloadable patterns and hand-dyed kits. The dream has its own momentum. We can see so many fun directions to try with this – collaboration really has been creative rocket fuel for me.
The website is at: www.stitches-studio.com
You can find us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/#!/StitchesStudio
Picture of me with a crochet flower I made:
A hat I designed:
Socks I designed using yarn that I had dyed:
Part of my basement that has become a dye studio
I am droooooling over these gorgeous photos! (Make sure to visit Helen’s site for more photos + inspiration!) Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring story Helen.
I’m hoping that it may have set in motion for you, some ideas of what could be possible for you, if you give your dreams a chance. And I am looking forward to sharing more inspiring stories next week. Happy Weekend!