Getting Started: 5 Ways to Overcome Creative Resistance

When I read Rachel Mankowitz’s blog post about struggling to write music for some lyrics she’d heard, I could relate. How often have I had a spark of inspiration, a desire to do something, but never managed to follow through? Even when it’s something I really care about, resistance to working on the project is always there. In fact, the more I care, the harder it is to start. Why is that?

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The Soothing Sound of Stitching

I love the YouTube videos where people making things, especially things I’m interested in making myself. Eventually they inspire me to try my hand at the craft they demonstrate. Still, I was surprised when some amazing embroidery videos, and especially their sound tracks, convinced me to get out my embroidery floss for the first time in years.

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Increase Your Days Of Joy: Embrace the Process

I’m on a “baby-step” kick right now, trying to be patient with processes that are huge, complicated, and slow. The … More Increase Your Days Of Joy: Embrace the Process

Slow Stitching Movement Guest Post

Today I have a guest post “The Biggest Problem with Slow Stitching is the Time Involved. Or Is It?”  on Mark … More Slow Stitching Movement Guest Post