Friday, March 16, 2012

5, 10, 15 Minutes…Do a Little with a Little

Life is so busy. There are meetings to attend, family events to coordinate, projects for work that eat up time and somewhere in there sleep is needed. With all that’s going on,  sometimes  those large chunks of creative time that we think mean so much (and they do) can be lost in the shuffle.



However, sewing and craft guru Nancy Zieman stresses the practicality of utilizing  smaller chunks of time to do the little things associated with creativity.   Use those precious few minutes to help prepare  for a big project,  organize your planning or  for the business side of your art.

Try these examples when there are just a few minutes available:

  • select  yarns or notions
  • press a yard of fabric
  • layout a pattern
  • mix a small portion of dye
  • wind some bobbins
  • organize  receipts
  • mail a few invoices
  • order supplies
  • read a short chapter in an art book or manual
  • clip or bury a few threads
  • change needles
  • sew on a button or bead
  • organize one small section of your studio
  • clean out the dust/lint in your sewing machine
  • tag some art for the next jury day
  • dust your loom

You get the idea. Don’t just sit there, do something!

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