We start by starting

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Sometimes getting creative just means getting off the computer - after you read this, of course, haha! - and setting our minds to doing something creative. Whether that's writing a poem or just an old fashioned letter to a friend, picking up that embroidery or knitting we started long ago, or deciding to finally organize some photos for a collage, the important thing is to get started. You don't have a project waiting in the wings? You're one of the lucky ones then because you can start from scratch.

So here are a few ideas for quick, simple projects:

- Make a pompom. Then make a bunch to create a pompom garland or to add a few to the corner of a cushion. If you're really ambitious, you could make a pompom rug. This is a great tutorial.

- Make a card. Almost everyone has some card stock or paper to make a card. Or use one you've received but don't need to keep, and recycle it by redesigning it to serve your purpose. Grab some magazines, and collage the card for a family member's upcoming birthday or just as a note to send to your friend.

-Too ambitious for today? Then maybe simply make a cup of tea (or if you're like me you can reheat that coffee), get out a notebook and start with a list of projects you'd like to do, or a list of creative skills you'd like to learn: origami? hand lettering? crochet? sketching?

Whatever it is, remember to set aside time for your creative self, and start today. Even if it's just 20 minutes. You deserve it.

'till next time,


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