My Creative Process
Early spring is difficult for me to capture through a camera lens. I've been outside twice trying and I've learned that different lenses lend to different captures. I love learning.
No matter what the temperature is outside, it looks like spring and that is enough for me. Fresh leaves are sprouting and every day is a new development. I adore the green sheen along the roadways as I drive. Spring has sprung!
I keep circling back to thinking about making each day the best day ever. How do I do it? Well it's a splattering of a few things.
Of course, I have to do certain chores every day. I try to do them as soon as possible so that the rest of the day can be free. I tend to usually go to the grocery store on a gym day (ugh), however, I've been stopping at the grocery store on my home after a work day. My oh my has this freed up time on the gym days.
I guess I consider grocery shopping as work...which it is for me.
As you know I knit every single day. I don't need to push myself on that activity. It's a part of my life and I just do it. I've honed my photography skills as well over the years. Picking up a camera is part of my life and I don't think twice about fitting it into my daily life.
The drawing and painting is where I need to push myself. So I try to be flexible and set aside time at least a few times a week to sit and draw something. Thinking of what to draw is the hardest part.
I did this with creating a writing habit as well. 'What do I write about' would circle in my mind and freeze me up. 'What do I write about' had me in a holding pattern for over two years. It's my creative process apparently!
So if you want to do something creative, just do it. Force yourself to try and give it a few minutes and it's okay to quit. It's okay if you love it or hate it.
Back to making a day the best day ever. Besides the chores, the job and the creative pursuits, I try to focus on something positive. There is something each day that makes that day unique. Some days are challenging but I do find a positive on the bleakest of days.
So about my socks.... I am announcing that this will be my FIRST pair of fraternal socks (they will not be matchy-matchy). I feel like I'm adrift on unknown waters. I always match up my socks exactly. I didn't come to this decision lightly, the yarn did. After I finished the first sock which is cuff down heel flap construction and started the second sock, I looked at the skein and realized I could not start the sock at the same color place and match it up to the first without running out of yarn.
The colors are beautiful and I'm trying to be 'okay' with unmatching socks. I might need a support group for this one.
So do you match your socks or not??