An ongoing theme of this blog is how to motivate yourself to create. I often wonder if it's a personalcreating a habit. He's an artisan woodworker but recently he took two months off to give my Painted Lady a much-needed make-over. The last time he painted her was in 1994. Now that she's done though, it was time for him to get back into the woodshop. He says it's like walking through mud trying to get going again.
I think he's right. This topic came back up when I was meeting with my sewing buddy, Barbara last weekend We both were lamenting how terribly unproductive we'd been. It just seems like everything in our lives takes precedence over sewing. In a flash Paul's idea of "if you just take 20 minutes a day" popped into my head. The concept is that if you work on a project for 20 minutes a day sooner or later it's bound to get done. The nice thing is that 20 minutes sometimes turns into longer, but if not at least you got in 20 minutes. To keep Barbara and me honest, I set up a calendar in Google Sheets to record our daily progress. The cool thing about using Google Sheets is that we both can access it from our computers. I learned from Weight Watchers that it was easier to start a new habit if you're held accountable! Anyways...I'll let you know how we do!
This week, I'm traveling in Holmes County, Ohio for some much-needed R&R. I did manage to get more of Tessa's Mosiac done though before I left. I quilted her hair, shirt and arms. Now all that is left is the background...finally! I used Deco-Bob 80 wt on her hair and LOVED the results. It gives a nice texture line without giving too much of hard edge. I actually used the coral that came in the sample pack and it seemed to blend well with all the burnt oranges I used in her hair.
So hopefully, the saga of Tessa's Mosiac will finally be coming to a close!! OMG I bet you're as tired of hearing about it as I am about writing about it!
What Have You Been Up to Creatively?