However, it is not without its detractors, those who doubt its efficacy.
I create because it makes my soul sing.
I feel content with needle and thread; scissors and fabric.
I am somehow able to give voice to the inexplicable; the puzzling; the distressing.
By freeing this voice, I am able to name and accompany these feelings and emotions.
The process is healing.
For all the positive feedback and the intrinsic sense of self-worth
I gain through this creative endeavour,
I am often paralysed by negative feedback or cutting remarks.
Sometimes the worst critic is myself -
telling myself to do something 'worthwhile'.
It is a conundrum :-(