Victoria’s book, 15 Minutes of Play is a wonderfully vibrant, totally fun book that is proof positive that you can achieve a LOT in a little bit of time – please enjoy what Victoria has to say about it!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway – details at the bottom of this post.
“Why did you write the book?”
People were often wondering if I had elves in my studio working as I get so much accomplished. I started 15minutesplay as a way to share my creative process. The book, 15 Minutes of Play, is an extension to the website, giving a clear picture how to start from nothing and build a quilt organically, into something that is completely your own design.
“What can you ‘really’ do in 15 minutes?”
I am an artsy person who needs to create daily. When I became a mother, and I had little time for myself, I had to find a new way to fulfill my “need to create”, in just 15 minutes. I started producing a useable piece of FABRIC, just a 6″ square, as it was all I could do in that amount of time.
I found that two things happened by doing this exercise: One, I was completely satisfied creatively for the day, and two: That 15 minutes of play, was keeping me connected daily, to my creative process. There is no disconnect like there is when I sit and sew for 3 hours, then come back to it a week later, and have to build that momentum up all over again… We waste valuable creative time, getting back to that flow we were in. So, if I exercise that PLAY daily, I can get an exceptional amount more work done.
“What is your favorite project?”
“Crown of Thorns” is probably one of my favorites. The central part of the quilt had been a UFO, (Unfinished project) that I had put away waiting for a bright idea to come bounce a long. When I feel like my ideas have run out, I focus plainly on, “What do I like?” Stripes in general, are a favorite, so cutting up all my stripes to MAKE FABRIC, was a simple, fabulous, answer to finishing this quilt. The unexpected movement in the border, makes the whole quilt, say, WOW! It is discoveries like that, that make the process of creating so fulfilling for me. Pure JOY!
The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of 15 Minutes of Play, leave a comment here telling us if you are ready to play! Deadline to enter is 11/13/12. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.
11/16/12 UPDATE: Vicki is our winner – congratulations!