One of the great things about having other creative friends is that you can draw inspiration from them. Betty has the following quote posted on her studio wall and I've always loved it. Thought it was time to share it with you:
Master in the Art of Living
As a master in the art of living
you draw no distinction between
your work and your play,
your labour and your leisure,
your mind and your body,
your education and your recreation,
your love and your religion.
You hardly know which is which.
You simply pursue your vision of
excellence through whatever you
are doing and leave it to others
to determine if you are working
or playing - to yourself
you are always doing both.
Michener has captured in words what I have felt since before I started weaving. I knew I had to have some component of creativity in my life every day. When I'm not weaving I feel somewhat lost, a bit adrift, and feel a longing to feel fibres run through my fingers.
When your play is your work, and your work is your play, why would you want to do anything else?