As week 3 begins I have been contemplating how lamely I dealt with week 2.
I’m sure I will stumble and crash along the way so this has already demonstrated how easily distracted I tend to be. I don’t need to be self critical or worry about it because the reality is that we often try to juggle more than humanly possible despite our humanness! And time management and creative self discipline have always been tricky for me. I possess them in a strange way, just like my organisation skills are completely unique even if I feel I appear all over the place!
I am definitely capable but have noticed that I do things in concentrated spurts of activity rather than a constant, consistent flow. I am also rather greedy when it comes to sacred ME time!
I have begun, though not finished, revamping the covers of our sofa. I have previously attempted this task without liking the results and it has been on a deeply buried to do list for years.
I sometimes underestimate how long certain projects will take even though experience has taught me otherwise! However there are always surprises. Occasionally I begin a project where everything goes smoothly and the results are exactly what I imagined all in record time. That is an amazing feeling.
In these early stages of this project I have recognised that planning is super important.
In week 1 I knew what I was doing, had the materials ready and did it.
This week I ummed and ahhed about what to make, never settling till the end of the week when time got the better of me. But week 3 is a new week. I will indulge in some creative correspondence by making my own mixed media postcards. Dare I suggest one for each day of the week...in between work, painting walls and living with teenagers?
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For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.