- Make a list of all the things that you want to make between now and Christmas. Turns out scaring yourself witless with ridiculous ambition is often enough to inspire a start.
- Spend almost a whole day re-organising your plain and patterned scraps. Somehow they've started to stray over the dividers you put in the box...careless filing costs erm, time.
- Re-arrange the surface of your desk. Try putting the drawers with the glues and foam pads at the left near the pen pots. Obviously, this will mean a deal of clearing up and you may well find a scrap of something that turns the spark of an idea into an urgent need to create, half way through the clearing up process. Timing, as they don't often say, can be a bugger.
- Conclude that being right handed means that frankly, all the surface storage on the desk should really be on the right. Re-re-arrange. Well why not, you're not actually doing anything, huh.
- Make a start. Cut a chunk out of a lovely piece of printed 12 x 12. Surely the very act of playing and using the stash will bring ideas. Surely?
- Find an emery board in pen pot. Conduct leisurely manicure. Perfect thinking time.
- Clean a few stamps. Remember that 'desk time' is too valuable for this, better get on with actually making something.
- Go make a cup of life renewing, mojo inspiring coffee. And whilst in the kitchen eat something you shouldn't - I'm perfectly sure they say 'feed a cold, starve a fever and spoil your mojo'. Really.
- Aha...grab a handful of those magazines that you religiously buy every month and then equally religiously chuck on a pile, unread. Reading them will certainly spark something in you. Even if it's only agony over your inadequacy as a crafter.
- Give up. Give in. Go change the bed linen. The ideas will be knocking you over before you can stagger downstairs laden with laundry.
Friday, 11 October 2013
Ten things to do...
when your mojo is being stubborn...
Posted by Julia Dunnit at 08:30