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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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CHAPTER 10

Discovering Grace Through Acts of Making

UNTITLED (DETAIL)

Vivian Mahlab, 2014

65" × 80" (165cm × 203cm)

Mixed media, hand stitching on cotton over batting

ACTUALIZED MAKING

Making begins as play. Something you see in a book and decide to try. Something a parent taught you. Inventions with paper and string. A needle and thread. A hammer, a piece of wood, some nails. Aimless experimenting or directed learning. It all starts with something.

Next, you want to get better at whatever you’re pursuing. Your competitive streak surfaces. Or you’re ...

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