Do you have a day set aside each week for creative endeavors? Why not start one? What might you do?
- Take a class in a new-to-you craft
- Join a group on Meetup or at a local community center
- Gather with friends for potluck and craft share
If your mind goes blank, try taking a blank journal page and number down the left from 1 to 5. List five things you’d like to try but don’t have the time to do. Write quickly and off the top of your head. Then list five things you used to do, maybe when you were a kid, that were fun. List five things you’d try if you were more creative.
Now take a look at your list. Pick one thing and set a date next week with yourself to spend one hour doing that thing. If it’s to take a class, spend your time researching possible class venues. If you’re interested in a particular craft, don’t over look the Craftsy website; their prices are reasonable and they have online videos of all sorts of classes available.
If you’re in the Chicago area, come join me tonight at my weekly weaving class at the Chicago Weaving School. It’s a lot of fun, relaxing, and you don’t have to know anything when you start except how to get yourself to the weaving school – and it’s right on the Irving Park bus line, not far from the Blue Line train, AND there’s parking. What do you have to lose?