Feb 21, 2013
Sew Thinky Thursday - 4
and the question for Sew Thinky Thursday this week is:
What is one regular thing you do for yourself to keep up your creative mind? Do you go to a guild, out for coffee with a friend? Are there people / activities you do regularly or as needed?
I had to think about this one and try and narrow it down because I keep my creative mind by thinking of ways to be creative, or think creatively in everything I do. I have a job that is most of the time quiet 'same same' so I like to think of ways to improve things and always searching for variety. I have begun to hang images around my desk of things that are nothing to do with work, they are often a good thing to stare at when I am doing something tedious.
For the crafty side of me, I have crafty friends who inspire me, I read crafty blogs, buy magazines and cut out the pages of things I love and file them 'for a rainy day' or on a day I am feeling 'less than creative'. I love to learn new things and have done many classes in felting, drawing and sewing.
I visit markets regularly and love to chat to the stall holders about their crafts. One of my favourite things to do is order a big coffee and my fave haunt and draw... draw what is in my head or what I feel like making. Also, a trip to my favourite fabric shops usually brings out the inspiration (and my wallet). Nothing like a good stash of new fabric to bring out my creative side.
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