Once again, I’ve neglected my Sandblog (for shame!). Unfortunately, I can’t even claim that it’s because I’ve been up to my ears in creative projects. I’ve just been super busy with work, house projects/gardening, the gym…life in general I guess.
Contrary to my behavior, I feel that it’s important that creativity be one of the things in life that keeps me busy…not one of the things that gets pushed aside because I am busy. So, in an effort to make creativity a priority, I decided to make a Creativity Goals list:
Being busy isn’t the only culprit here…. I recently realized that my current creative “process” (see below) makes fun projects become more like a chore and less of something I do ‘just because’. So, I’m hopeful that setting some goals will not only keep me motivated, but also keep me from hyper-focusing on just one big project at a time.
My Creativity Goals run the gamut; some are pretty specific (i.e. make a stuffed owl for my baby nephew) and others are more general (i.e. practice different illustration styles). I’ve even left a little room to add future goals. So far, I’m off to a good start, because I’ve already accomplished one of my goals: make creative Creativity Goal list…check! After each completed project, I look forward to sharing the details as well as pics of the final product here, in my Sandblog.
Speaking of pics of final products (slick, right?)…as promised, here’s a picture of my best friend/mom-to-be Lindsey with the “pirate monkey” quilt I made for her/her baby.
Practice really does make perfect, as this is my best quilt yet! I re-used a technique that I had done in the t-shirt quilt, and “stitched in the ditch” of all the seams. It really gives the quilt a nice plush effect.
Alright…enough writing! I’ve got projects to work on :)