black and white handwoven cotton scarf by amber kane

My Creative process: You have to win the battle to get to the Dance

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I went through a phase where I made myself weave everyday, where I simplified the work, and thought about how to price it for stores.

That was boring

I stopped weaving for 2 months. ( for those of you that know me, that’s huge, that’s a long time.)



Then the voices started to come back, they started to whisper ideas. I ignored them……

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Until I couldn’t



They got louder, more persistent, and demanding. 

I went into the studio, sat down, fell into bliss and wove with pure freedom.

Two beautiful scarves came off of the loom. The muse had my attention.

She started to get pushy

Wanted to take me farther

She was pushing me into fear



I left the studio and returned to reading and watching movies in bed. This wasn’t blissful, but it was easy, safe, and didn’t require much of me.

The muse, wouldn’t stop, wouldn’t let me off the hook.

Back into the studio I went, back into a dance with bliss and fear.

This is my process:


I only show you the dance

black and white handwoven cotton scarf by amber kane


But you should know that if you want to create, really create, you’re going to have to battle, and you’re going to have to fight the battle hard, really hard if you ever want to get to the dance.

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4 thoughts on “My Creative process: You have to win the battle to get to the Dance

  1. It’s great to see that resistance is there in every type of art form or business. Sometimes us creative types feel like it’s “just us” that it happens to. Thank you for the motivation to keep pushing on, even when I just want to get into bed and watch Netflix 🙂

  2. Thanks Danielle, that’s why it’s important to share the stories of our process, it’s helpful to know that we aren’t alone.

  3. Such an amazing post Amber. We tend to only see the “Dance” part when it comes to everyone else’s work, thinking they must have it easy, they love what they do, they are lucky enough, you name it… So, thank you for sharing your story with us, I know I can totally use the encouragement to keep on battling my own resistance.

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