Follow Your Art

I didn't know there was a wrong way to roll a ball of yarn until someone I admire rolled her eyes at my style of yarn balling.I didn't know that my style of crocheting was wrong until someone older and more experienced than I said to me, "I don't know what stitch you're doing , but that is not crocheting."

I didn't know I could be proud of my art until my fifth grade art teacher told me she thought my work was beautiful, and I believed her.

Reminds me of a poem by Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn'ts

Listen to the Mustn'ts child, listen to the Don'ts Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts. Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me, Anything can happen child. Anything can be.

There is no wrong way to create your piece. It's only your way. If it looks good to you, if it feels good to you, if it satisfies you, then it is good.

Follow the skein, follow the hook, follow the needles. Follow your art.