I believe strongly in daily creative. Cooking, sewing, crafting… whatever. I believe you need to exercise creative muscles at least 5 days a week on average to be in your top form. It’s not how long you spend, it’s just that you DO SOMETHING. It can be way shorter than a TV show – just 10 minutes.
Today I want to share one of my most recent ’10 minute’ ideas. I was cleaning up some mess and found some Making Memories goodies (Vintage findings + Panorama bits & pieces).
It reminded me of this friend of mine. Of something that falls under the ‘shouldn’t be funny, not really, but is HILARIOUS to us’… I won’t dare try to explain.
and so I spent 10 minutes making her a card. I didn’t have a palm tree so I doodled one out of Tim Holtz stickles. As you know I’m NOT a card maker. I only do so on very special occasions or because I have a few minutes and feel like trying. I generally prefer to buy my cards. I love Hallmark so much. (anyway)
Ten minutes later, and I have a card that I hope she’ll enjoy. I used some of my stash, laughed the whole time, and had a nice little creative moment during an otherwise hectic day. What I love most about this is that I didn’t worry, fuss, or concern myself with any rules. I JUST HAD FUN.
Go take 5 or 10 minutes now, and again tomorrow, and the next day too. It’s a good use of time. I’m off now to pack for a crop where I’ll be getting 10hrs of creative time!!