Creativity Check! What will spring bring?

It’s March, and it’s definitely time for a creativity check! The weather outside is not telling me that it’s spring, but my heart is still longing for it!

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I suffer from the winter doldrums, but not because of the cold! It’s because winter is just so long in this part of the world. I grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where signs of spring, start popping up in early February, while the rest of us just have freezing temperatures! Sigh!

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Back to the creativity check! February is finished, March is here, and I need to learn something new!!!! I’m going to make that happen, even if it kills the schedule!!

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I signed up for a local Deconstructed Screen-Printing workshop in April (but not with Kerr), and I’m excited that March, marks the beginning of my year-long, Creative Strength Training class with Jane Dunnewold. I’m still going strong with the Stitch Meditations group (two separate series –2” x 2” Twinchies, and a long Scroll), but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to even make a start on the Bead Journal Project. Plus, I have a looming deadline for mid-March, that will put a hold on most of my other projects, for a couple of weeks! Colour me overwhelmed!

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My latest 2″ x 2″ – “Twinchie”!

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SM Scroll – It’s a work in progress, and it will grow much longer before it’s finished!

But where is my beading? I’ll fit it in, I promise, but that’s where the creativity check is going to help. Jane’s CST course has already started me thinking, yet I haven’t had time to do more than glimpse at her videos, and exercises. Not to mention, start to journal about my revelations! But first, I need to prepare a fabulous journal cover, for said journal!! Oh my! Some of the samples I’m seeing, are luscious painted, and stitched beauties, but I shouldn’t be envious! Mine will be wonderful as well! I can’t show everyone else’s, but I do promise to show you mine, when the cover is done.

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Not mine, and not decorated!

Did I mention that I’ve never been disciplined enough to journal about anything? I didn’t even keep a diary as a child!! But this year I vow to change that!!! My friend gave me a couple of journals, and to my surprise, I’ve actually started I using one of them! Now I wish that I had saved that journal for CST purposes! Perhaps I’ll just start adding those notes to it as well.

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Not my diary, but it sure is pretty in all it’s pinkness!!

On top of all that creativity, I will need to come up with a handful of new classes for the summer. Note: it’s not even spring, and I’m thinking about summer! See how good I am to you? I do have ideas, but I need to spend quality time with my needle and thread (and beads, of course), before revealing the results. Surprise, I’ve even sketched a few of those ideas in my journal,and jotted down notes!

With CST, I will spend 2019 in a state of information overload, but I must remember to keep an open mind! Both Stitch Meditations, and the Bead Journal Project will help to keep me grounded, but will I have room for anything else? I certainly hope so!

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Now don’t you think that it’s time to give yourself a creativity check? Think seriously about what you’re doing with your creativity, then start to shake it up! Take a long walk, visit the beach, jot down some notes, write a story, read a book, take a class, or just pull out your fabric, and/or beads. Think of that wise child within, and just play!

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