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Sona’s necklace (more about creativity and fear)

Don’t get too excited Sona! It’s not ready yet.

But thinking about Sona’s necklace was one of the things that triggered yesterday’s 1014479_723044334427115_2412235811036465977_n post.  Months ago, the amazingly talented and generous Sona Grigoryan made me a stunning necklace. When we met in Barcelona, I hadn’t made Sona anything so I promised myself that I would when I got back to Australia.  And yes, I’ve been busy, but the real reason I put off starting was because I was paralysed by fear.  I was so worried that what I made would not be perfect.  It would not be as gorgeous or creative or edgy or dramatic as Sona’s.  I was worried that anything I made would be…ordinary.

Then, as I prepared my course on creativity and polymer I rediscovered the quote I was trying to remember for Pam yesterday:

You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. wendy3Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself. — Frederick Terral

I am not Sona and my work is not cutting edge, or as thrilling as hers but I can create Sona a necklace infused with a spirit of love, sisterhood, gratitude, connection and joy.  In my way.  Sona conveyed all those things just in her being and I am now excited, rather than scared, about making Sona’s mala.

I’ll keep you posted. Sona is not holding her breath and her gift to me was totally without expectation but this is what I want to do! Mind you, I probably shouldn’t have looked at her Facebook page to see what she is doing now. The woman is INCREDIBLE!!!