Gabrielle asked us on this ring to consider these questions: What is your motivation to create? Why are you working in fiber? What moves to you to create?
Here are the thoughts that come to mind for me:
Color! Color! Color!
The tactile pleasures of fabric - color made tangible
The challenge: I wonder if I can make something that looks like this idea, or thought, or image...
The process of learning a new skill or technique
The quiet pleasure of putting something together, piece by piece
The fun and discovery in seeing how each new addition changes the whole (for example, the fun of seeing how a quilt top looks totally different with quilting on it)
The sense of participating in this centuries' old tradition, and taking a traditional aspect of women's work and evolving with it into something artful
Making something that no one else has made, that is just mine