I got up this morning knowing I wanted to get to the studio and work on my “Bye” quilt. I envisioned me putting the batting and backing on, then spending the rest of the day tacking it with yarn while listening to the APM show “Being” on the computer. Maybe even getting the quilt done.
But I got up early and decided to take the dogs for a walk first. It was a cold, but sunny morning and I thought of the frozen snow crunching under my feet. A voice in my head said, ” You really should get to work” and I found myself answering “This is my work”.
My whole life I’ve had the idea of work as being something you do constantly and consistently. It’s about being busy and accomplishing a certain amount of tasks. About not wasting time and never being idle.
But I’m finding there’s a difference between being idle and being still, being busy and busy work and my idea of accomplishment is changing. On my walk with the dogs I found myself getting ideas for my next videos. So before going to the studio, I took my Flip to the path and filmed my ideas. Once in the studio the creativity continued to flow, so made the video posted on this blog.
Then I started to get nervous. I was supposed to be working on my quilt, not walking around taking videos. Not spending the time it takes to upload and import to YouTube and then blog about it.
And then it came to me, the voice of clarity, ” This is my work, all of it.” The walks, videos, blogging, meditating, upload pictures, figuring out how to use the Flip program, sketching and making my quilts and potholders. It all informs my “work”. It is my work.