Randall: So you sew?
Me: Well, yeah, but really its creating
Randall: Like quilts?
Me: More like art
Randall: Ohhhhh....its your hobby
Me: No placing phone orders is my hobby.... what I am is an artist
Of course this time of year you wouldn't know it. With Christmas rush, I'm working 48 hours a week, talking to 60 ladies a day (and an occasional befuddled husband - grin) and even I'm tired of hearing my own voice!
That said, I want to be more creatively productive this December. Normally, all my creative juices get sapped away by creating - well - Christmas! With my daughter nearly grown (OMG how did that happen?) she is picking up a lot of the normal hub-bub, so I do have some energy to create in my
Or do I?
Well, I do I guess, if I'm more productive. Not busy. Productive. There is a difference. I've noticed that over the last few weeks, I've been very busy but not productive. It took some thought on why that was happening and its because I'm working against my own productivity style.
We have a productivity style? Well apparently since there are all sorts of quizzes online about it. But from a class I took a while back I learned that it could be broken down simply by deciding if you are Task Oriented or Production Oriented. . . .Are you Organized or Unorganized....meaning......
Do you create to finish a project or do you create to enjoy the process??
Do you like to start at a beginning of a list and work your way through or
Do you like to start and in the middle - go back to the top and then stop in the middle before jumping near the end?
So of course, I'm tasked oriented and VERY organized (anally so) but lately I've been working like my sisters who are process oriented and unorganized. Now they thrive very well that way but I'm floundering. I need lists, I need plans, I need schedules.
So this week, I pledge to change that around. I already started a little by working in my studio for an hour or two before work.. . but I'll put myself on a more rigid schedule and see if I can get more productive.
Also some To-Do lists should help. I hope.
I did manage to get more of my latest product sewn this week and of course, the french knots are progressing - slowly but surely!
So that's me. . . .What about you?? What's your productivity style and are you working against it?
oh and What Have You been up to creatively?