Today I thought I really must mention all the lovely bloggers who have asked if they can join me in my New Years Resolution. The answer to this question of course is YES. How lovely to have a little group of people all encouraging and checking up on each other.
Now I must make it clear that there are absolutely no rules to this NYR. YIPPEE! Nope, not a one! No pressure at all.
The aim is to spend a little time every day crafting.
Now this can be as little as 20 minutes or 20hours it's up to you, but you need to be consistent and do something everyday.
As to what you do, well that's up to you too.
For me it will be mostly sewing but you are more than welcome to knit, crochet, paint, draw, sketch, finger paint what ever your passion is. It's just important to make that time every day to do it.
Hopefully this will become a habit, a way of life, expanding and developing our skills; enriching our lives in the process. (I don't know about you but I get listless and unsettled if I haven't done something creative or crafty for a few days.)
Now I'm sure there will come a day when I go to my attic and sit in front of my craft table and think, "Hmm...I don't know what to do today, I'm not in the mood."
Well on this day I shall just sew a straight line.
But I WILL sew.
And the next day if I feel the same, I will sew another straight line. I may use a different colour thread, or thickness. I may make my stitches longer. I may alter my tension and do tight little stitches that pucker the fabric, but I will sew. In the end I may have a handful of strips of fabric with different straight lines on them, but here's where the positive comes. I may then stitch all these together and create something new that WILL inspire me once again.
So what I'm trying to say in a rather long winded way is that by just 'doing and doing' things happen and... creating, creates creativity.
Phew! I'll shut up now and introduce you to my fellow '20 minuters'. Please drop by to see what they are doing and give some encouragement.
If you would like to join us, please don't hesitate. As I said, no pressure, it's just a little promise to yourself.
Jennifer at tp://theprairiegirl.com/
Gerry at http://gerryart.blogspot.com/
Jane at http://marigoldjam.blogspot.com/
Serenata at http://thebalancingkiwi.blogspot.com/
Bekimarie at http://bekisbloggybits.blogspot.com/
and not forgetting
Vivienne who has no blog but will do a little knitting or crochet every day as "it's good for the soul".
Better go and do my 20 minutes after jawing about it eh!