Category: #CreativeGoodness

The Brain of a Creative Person

For generations, many have felt that the brain of an creative person was better (memory, creativity, communication skills, etc.) than a non-creative person.  You have probably seen this artwork before, but I wanted to share it today, as well as get us all thinking about our creative brains.

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I’ve personally witnessed designers design and I’m convinced they have fireworks going off in their brain when they create.  I’m convinced that Creative Souls, not just musicians, have amazing brains (far better than mine).  So when I came across this Youtube video about the brain of a musician, I knew I wanted to share it with you today.

What do you think?  Would we  get similar results if such a study was performed on creative individuals, who might be quilters, embroidering enthusiasts, sewing enthusiasts, jewelry designers, painters, or any form of #CreativeGoodness?  Watch it and let me know what you think.

CNN also shared an interesting article “This is your brain on crafting” that shows evidence that creative activities may protect against aging, be a natural anti-depressant, and offer similar effects as meditation.

Personally, I’m convinced your brain is firing on my pistons than the non-creative brain.   I hope you’ll consider leaving a comment to share insights about your creative brain.  Maybe ideas for how you fuel it, re-energize it, or even your observations on others with creative brains.   Of course, I also want to encouraging sharing of ideas for how we inspire future generations with creative brains.  So please share your thoughts on this topic.

Traditional Quilting in India

Today I want to share a Youtube video that shows how a woman in India makes a traditional quilt. It is a fairly short video which shows an interesting technique.  This is also how this quilter earns a living for her family.

Enjoy.


If you are on a MAC, or have problems watching this embedded video, here is a link where you can watch it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZydH3Fanhos&sns=fb

 

The finished length of the quilt is – 80 inches(250 cms)
width is – 40 inches (100cms)

#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

While at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February, this stunning quilt, by Jess Frost, of  Mount Stuart, Tasmania, Australia  caught my attention:

 

 

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In addition to glitz, this quilt had inspirational free-motion quilting.

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And a variety of quilting motifs.

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Even beautiful swirls and pearls.

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I hope you enjoy seeing Jess’s quilt as much as I did.

 

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Great job Jess.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Jess at:

https://www.facebook.com/jess.frost.180?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/TheElvenGarden/?pnref=about.overview

 

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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www.quiltconwest.com

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Vintage Sewing Video

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This video just quacked me up and I wanted to share it with you.  It was created to teach basic sewing and sewing machine use. “This is a very early Centron film… Produced Under the Technical Supervision of Thelma Weddel, Home Economist.” 


If you are having problems viewing this embedded video click this link to view it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqzEbFEoQqg#t=95

 

#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

Today I want to recognize Pamela Gavin, of Bakersfield, California, for her stunning quilt “Modern Glacier”, which was displayed  at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February.

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This quilt drew me in to look and admire.

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The variety of quilting motifs, as well as shapes and their respective fills, created interest.

 

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Total #CreativeGoodness.

 

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Great job Pamela.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Pamela at:

https://www.facebook.com/pamela.gavin.319

 

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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www.quiltconwest.com

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Pattern for Smartness – Home Economics in 1948

Amazing to think that almost 70 years ago what the thoughts were about someone with creative talent, who showed the “know how look”. I hope you check out this 1948 Simplicity video advertisement and enjoy it too!

 

What is your typical attire when you are being creative?  What do you think about the message in this video?

#CreativeGoodness – Rangoli – an Indian Folk Art

Are you familiar with Rangoli – an Indian Folk Art ?  I find it to be an interesting art form that is inspirational.  Have you been lucky enough to visit India and see this Folk Art being made?

Wikipedia desribes: Rangoli as an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali (Deepawali), Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.

I found this Youtube video to capture the beauty of this art, as well as share a little pespective on how it is made.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and finding time to enjoy and create.

QuiltCon 2016 – EIDOS Quilt Pattern

While at QuiltCon 2016 I was dazzled by a quilt that was designd by Agatha June, pieced by @dontcallmebetsy and quilted by @gina_pina.  Some lucky attendee won this quilt, but I’m not sure whom.    But this EIDOS Quilt Pattern is available for purchase from the MQG.

 

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I loved the overall design, the colors, the strong angles in the quilting, that complimented the overall design.20160221_123844

I was drawn back to look and admire this quilt many times.20160221_123848

I found this quilt to be refreshing.

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Definitely a quilt packed with #CreativeGoodness

You can find the Modern Quilt Guild at:

http://www.themodernquiltguild.com/
https://www.facebook.com/themqg/
https://twitter.com/TheMQG
https://www.instagram.com/themqg/

What do you think about this Modern Quilt?  

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I hope you’ll have a chance to attend QuiltCon 2017

 

 

 

 

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