New Year's Eve, 12/31/2013 -- I suddenly knew exactly my theme for 2014 = CREATE.
I'm certain that *Create* will mean many things throughout 2014. But one application comes to mind first: MAKE THINGS. I love to make things. I love to see colors and ingredients coalesce into something new just because I put my hands to them.
Right before the holiday weeks wrapped up, I managed to finish one commission languishing on my workbench and prep some new floral hair clips as Christmas Gifts for my family. Yesterday, New Year's Day, I went back to the workbench and finished some additional commissions waiting for my attention.
|My niece not only snatched this up for Christmas, |
but had the chance to wear it to a wedding several days later
But here's my posts from Twitter, summing up the #CREATE experience on days 1 and 2.
- -- #CREATE day1: Fixed 1, Created 4 floral hair clips. Supplementary: Uploaded 3 sets of floral hair clip photos from Dec & day1 #crafty
- -- #CREATE day2: Create 4 small hair clip bases; Spun wool on my drop spindle. Supplementary: Backed up 1K+ media files; processed 19 videos
Over my lunch break, I hand-sewed several small flower clip bases. And while enjoying dinner with my sister and a close friend, I was able to relax and *create* more wool yarn on my drop spindle. Even now, as I write this post, there are eight videos left that need to convert before I can finish syncing my iPod. I now have an hour's worth of material broken down into 1-5 minute snippets that I can review and study when I'm away from my computer. I just love some of those management tasks that support my creativity!
I have no guarantee I will actually manage to *create* something every day of the year. But it is definitely a focus for me, and I hope to be able to share some of that success with you here. I hope that we can share inspirations with one another.
What do you see happening in your 2014?