I think today is a good day to reclaim my life and my daily routine. The events that happen are not always something that can be predicted nor pigeonholed but I'm hitting the refresh button to remind myself of my Triple F goal for the year.
FOCUS: The ideal is not going to happen. While I rebel at same old/same old, I do recognize that I do my best with some sort of a routine. A rigid schedule seems to be too constricting and worse I lose abilities and momentum when I lay things aside. I can't do it all so I've chosen some. But the few I've kept need to be done more regularly rather than my usual sporadic bursts. So my question is how can I keep all my balls in the air and not let any roll off into a corner. I've defined the main players at least.
FIND?FIDDLE: Driving hither and yon these last few weeks I have tried to figure out how to be more creative in better ways. If I identified my style and could incorporate it into all aspects of my various interests I could stay current in most things.
I was reminded of a small book I had bought a couple of decades ago. It is a little Anchor book on Crewel Stitches and Patterns. I luv the asymmetrical positioning, the quirky motifs, the curves and swirls. I had thought I could turn the little diagrams into applique projects.
Sewing and fabric is a MAIN thrust. I need to get Nina to the spa for her tune up and continue my thread experiments.
But what if I used the patterns for free motion machine stitching?
I also like the Jacobean style of applique. What if I took the individual motifs as jumping off places for my own designs and incorporated them into some mixed media art with hand dyes, stencils, beads, etc.
What if my luv for words and letters could escape the blog posts and altered books and flow unto my fabrics?
FINISH: A great deterrent is my work space. I try to do the somewhat organized and dry stuff here in the Coop and Saucer Playroom. It isn't a large room, only 11 x 12 feet. It is the original master bedroom so this is as big as it is gonna get. I don't think there are any 'what if's...' left as I've organized and reorganized it for optimum use many times. My basement laundry area is cramped, cold and cluttered as well as being 2 flights of stairs down. I am just going to have to try to keep the wet mess to one side and the dry piles to the other. If the two meet well then, more creativity will have to happen! lol
I use creativity everyday to problem solve and now I'd just like to have some creative art projects to show for all my problems!