This morning as I was making a batch of flutes I was thinking about why I do what I do – Why I make wowflutes? Why I have such a desire to make dual-functional items? Why clay?
Why am I a maker? The simple answer: I enjoy it! I would gladly make flutes out of clay all day without pay (say that five times fast). It’s that much fun for me. The money I make from flutes is just a side benefit. It is not the end goal. The end goal is to say “I made that” and to be proud of the accomplishment.
This is why I started Wowflutes. It’s because it is mine and I can say “I made that”. There is a satisfaction that comes from those words. I like to try new things and make new things because when I am focused on making things I open up some sort of channel and the ideas just keep pouring through.
I have found that the inspiration and ideas that come to me when I’m doing something is a good measurement of whether I will continue to do it or not. When the ideas flow I know I’m on to something that is greater than myself. This is so exhilarating! When you feel it, it is hard to focus time towards anything else that does not get the juices flowing.
I am truly a maker and I love it!
We all have the potential to create and make our lives what we want them to be. If you don’t like your circumstances – Change them! Make it different or as Captain Jean-Luc Pecard would say: “Make it so”.
TED conference by Dale Dougherty: We are makers