I managed to spend 8 days in my sewing room over the last 14 days. That doesn't really sound too bad, but if you look closely, stitching only happened 3 out of the last seven days. Monday and Tuesday were very busy days, I had to finish up the slide show for the graduation reception and there were technical problems that slowed that down. Then Tuesday was Drama Teen's 8th grade graduation, which as the 8th grade parents have to do a lot of the prep and organization, was extra stressful. I'd been working really hard on finishing up 5 quilts. All of this added to together to produce a pretty significant crash on Wednesday. I didn't want to even think about doing anything for the next few days. I was just simply burned out.
The fostering creativity theme for May has been "explore other creative interests". Most of us don't have that problem as I pointed out in the May 7th post. Last week was representative of the down side of being a multipotentialite (defined in the May 14th post). It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the commitments we've made to our various creative interests when we have deadlines and then just loose the spark to work on anything. So I took a break, rested and was then ready to get back to the sewing room last weekend. I basically followed the strategy proposed over at Accidental Creative. I admitted to being overloaded, then focused on meeting a significant deadline at work, and pretty much said "no" to any new commitments over the holiday weekend. By Saturday, I was ready to spend the day in the sewing room.
How well did your creative mojo work over the last 14 days?
|1. Kate @katiemaequilts|
2. Julie in GA