The count down to Squam is getting serious! I'm so excited and totally consumed with making, listing, packing, and laundry (yesterday there were 3 loads of deconstructed linen clothes for two of my workshops!). In the midst of it all, I had a sudden and urgent need to make something frivolous. This happens to me under pressure. So, I gave myself 15 minutes to play with no rules or directions. I set a timer, and began pulling things off shelves. The next thing I knew, I was covering a wooden bracelet in Mod Podge and topping it with some scraps of paper cut into tiles.
I didn't work slowly, nor meticulously... I just dove in and started cutting, getting sticky and having fun. It was the perfect way to blow off some steam. I may do this again today if I start to feel harried. Set the timer, and then see what happens... want to try it, too? Here are some suggestions:
- Give yourself a short amount of time, or you'll start to think too hard.
- Work in a medium that feels loose: glue, crayons,water colors, ripping paper or fabric.
- Don't have expectations for a certain outcome.
- Set judgments aside.
- Enjoy yourself!
Reminder: Today is the last day to enter the incredible raffle over at Stumble and Stitches: "Stitch Home Alabama" fundraiser for the south!