It’s completely my own doing, but it was making me feel like I was coming undone. Just a little bit, heart going a bit too fast, head spilling over with ideas, but not able to implement them because of the overwhelm feeling. Usually a cuppa and a few deep breaths does the trick , but I think I need to do a little bit more ( or less as the case may be!).
I get a bit overenthusiastic about signing on for things, with unreal expectations of what I can physically( or emotionally) do. The stupid thing is it doesn’t matter if I’ve signed up for a class and haven’t finished it, or if I bought an amazing new sketchbook but am too scared to start drawing in it, or if I have bought three old books, some paper, waxed linen and an awl to try binding a book but can’t seem to get around to it ( or bear to cut up the books). Shall I go on? You get the idea right.
My wool and granny squares are neglected, I am struggling to find time to read and let’s not talk even about my sewing machine ! But it’s OK, even as I typed that I felt something shift. I am going to make a cup (pot) of chai, finish this post, put some music on and then do whatever takes my fancy from my long and lovely list!
I will accept that I am a little bit crazy when it comes to overcommitting and give myself some cred for what I am doing ie: being a mum, working part time, shopping, cooking, keeping up with washing and oh I haven’t eaten sugar for 6 weeks!!! , and enjoy the busy creative ride that I am on…. woo hooo!!!
Just so you can see how cray cray I am and also some of the great things I am doing/ looking forward to doing, here is my list ( with some links included)
- Get Messy art journaling ( Get Messy Thursdays)
- Pam Garrison’s four part series on Creative Bug
- Paint plan play by Ashley Goldberg on Studio Calico
- Sketchbookery by Mary Ann Moss
- Find your voice 2015 ( I’ve kind of failed this one, but hope to do a bit more at some stage)
- #30 days of lists
- collage club
- granny square lap rug
- Reading: The secret History by Donna Tartt
- Browsing :Craft for the soul by Pip Lincolne, The creative seed by Lilian Wissink and Journal Fodder 365 by Scott and Modler ( think it may be overdue!).
Feel free to be overcommitted like me, or perhaps more sensible like you, but please don’t tell me about anything amazing that you are doing in case I find myself signing up for that too ( not today anyway haha)
ps. I won a competition by Creativebug on Instagram for participating in a daily drawing challenge by Molly Hatch for 10 days. How amazing is that?! Thank you so much Molly Hatch and Creativebug! And thank you lovely readers for being here 🙂