curiosity and creative process

Written by Kieu

knitting in the studio

My creative process, whether I’m working on art or knitwear design, has remained fairly consistent throughout the years, but the way I think about it continues to evolve. So when Knit Purl, a yarn shop in Portland, Oregon, invited me to discuss my design work and inspiration on their blog, I enjoyed the opportunity to take a step back and re-examine my thoughts about creativity and process.

As I continue to grow as a person and as an artist, my vocabulary – both words and ideas – has also expanded, and that has enabled me to understand my process better and to be more specific in how I describe it. Recently, “curiosity” has been a big keyword in this vocabulary, and looking at creative process through the lens of curiosity brings the picture into much sharper focus than the lens of inspiration ever has.

My post for Knit Purl is the story of how my life has been shaped by curiosity and how that curiosity leads to creative work.