Years ago, in New Hampshire, I used to teach quilting at the League of NH Craftsmen in Hanover. So it's not surprising that the first manipulated image I ever created took the form of a quilt (I created this almost 10 years ago).
Today, in a fabric store, I happened to mention that I taught quilting years ago, but hadn't made a quilt in years. "Why on earth did you stop?" asked the sales woman.
"I guess," I replied, "because I found something to do I loved even more -- photography."
"Oh, well, that's okay," she said, "at least you're still being creative!" That's true, of course, but it's also true that photography is a lot less work -- and not nearly as tiring. Although perhaps that's always true when you find a way to do what you love...