It’s easy to blow off creative time. The kids need stuff, there are errands to run, work to do, fires to put out. I get it – believe me I do because crafting IS MY JOB and yet it still happens to me and is a daily battle. If you give me a day where I don’t have to leave the house for ANY reason and everyone is healthy I can create at least 12 but I believe 23 is my record # of craft projects in a single day over about 16 hours. Obviously, that is an ideal situation for creativity because you get me rolling and watch out!!
There is just one catch. Food wasn’t prepared. The house isn’t cleaned. Kids are 100% ignored. I’ve not even made time to shower. So while that’s obviously my “optimal” situation for creating it’s the WORST for every and anything else. Those kinds of days tend to happen 2-3 days per year at most under extreme deadline/mandatory creating pressure situations. [Read more…]