In this episode, Jeanne is talking with artist, author, and teacher Deanne Fitzpatrick. For 6 podcasts we are doing something really special and different. Deanne and I have each chosen three topics that are relevant to us right now. These talks are between two friends that cherish the heart of the other and we hope you will join in the conversation too. In this episode we are talking about midlife and creativity.
I have learned that craft and handmade can totally change the way you view the world. I believe that I have helped as many people by teaching them how to hook rugs and embrace their own creativity as I would have as a therapist, a career I began in my twenties. My style of rug hooking, with its meditative qualities, and its freedom from rules adds beauty to our world and is therapeutic on its own. It is joyful, powerful and transformative. It is not about being perfect, it is about creating beauty everyday.
In addition to hooking rugs, I love to write. I have written seven books about rug hooking and creativity and I recently released, Meditations for Makers, featuring daily meditations for rug hookers.
I love land, especially fields. I find that a bunch of scrub and brush are beautiful things. It changes all day long with the light and I love to depict this in my work. My goal to live simply, and make hooked rugs that are unmistakably art.” Deanne
Podcast 044 |Midlife and Creativity with Deanne Fitzpatrick
“Have your heart right where you’re at, have your eyes on what’s in front of you, because even though it doesn’t feel like it right now, it’s going to go away. It’s going to go away and there’s going to be a lot of time to do a lot of those things and you’re never going to regret being present where you’re at.” 6:42
“Never think that your creativity is only creativity if it’s in these big blocks of time.” 12:59
“Creativity, if we allow it, it will never stop.” 20:39
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