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!