One Word with Jean: Spark

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Light Your Fire

Most creative types have more ideas than time. A new pattern or type of paint and my head is spinning projects I could try it out on and ways to use it. When I sit down to work, my head is empty and I can’t seem to scare up a single inspiration. Or worse yet, I sit down for a minute and my excitement evaporates in a flash.

Photo by pixaby

Photo by pixaby

Creative sparks are, by nature, short-lived but illuminating. These little urges tell us where we really want to work, and what we really want to try without all of the “shoulds” and “ought-tos” that clutter up our lives. I have a bullet journal titled “Blessed Unrest” for the simple purpose of keeping track of sparks until I can use them. As a bonus, getting ideas out of my head and into a notebook helps me to focus on whatever project I am actually working on. And when I am deciding what to work on next, I frequently flip through my journal to see which spark takes hold this time.

Flowers and Fireworks

I was sparked this month by both flowers and fireworks, their lively bright colors and the cheer that surrounds them. I also had the urge to use two-inch half-square triangles from Spinning Star Design for my border.

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The half square triangles are simple to sew and create a variety of patterns, even in a two inch border. I used the hydrangea inspired fabric to bring in the color of my Spark square. I had fun making different arrangements of the triangles. I finally decided to do the border so that the red/violet triangles pointed outwards, like fireworks.

We hope this month’s One Word sparks a project. Use our One Word Pattern for a mug mat or come up with an idea of your own. Let the long days and fireworks spark your creativity.

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My Craft Table

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Here are some of the supplies I used for One Word: Spark.

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