Friday, 7 June 2013

The road, the paving and the intentions....

You haven't seen many declarations of intent on this 'ere blog since I started 'assisting' Mr D in the Workshop.  There's a good reason for that.  The best intention these days is to sit at my desk and be creative at some stage every week.  I'm not missing out on being creative; I am still a little bit in love with crochet, so the evenings aren't wasted.
A 'sneak' section of one of next Thurdsay's workshop grunge cards. Looks a bit blood and bandages doesn't it, it's meant to look slightly more brown.....hmmm.
Since I started  Pinterest, my life has become one long intention.   I don't consider Pinterest an addiction, some weeks I never look at it.  But oh my goodness, who had the idea of setting me up with a bunch of boards to save ideas for future projects?  My life - just make me a chain mail jacket cast from the guilt mould, would you? Especially when others start re-pinning my selections...does anyone else feel that they should actually be getting on with some of them to make your visitors feel the re-pin was a vote of confidence?  Weird isn't it, how on the one hand, I can feel no obligation to my craft, and on the other, feel absolutely terrible when I neglect it all.  It's the puritan English in me, I think.  Guilt for having stuff to use, guilt for having so much yet to do and plans for yet more things...yep, deliberately avoiding the word 'intention' again...
So here's a plan - the busier I am, the more I seem to do...a common revelation, I know.  So I've decided that this MUST include time at the desk.  I can't do it in the late evenings - too tired, not enough decent light.  I'm not 'scheduling' desk time because that always ends up being pushed back.  Rather, I'm going to try really hard to be the gal that has a couple things on the go that can be added to and thought over whilst pottering about doing all sorts.  I'm giving myself the next five days, because there's a suitable deadline for turning in samples for a workshop.   Seriously, do you think it'll work?  I will report in.  That's the very best intention I've declared so far, because frankly, it's a racing certainty that you'll have to read about it!

17 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

I still haven't dared to "try" pinterest because I am afraid that it will eat more of my time that I should actually spend elsewhere than on the computer. Sigh. First world problems, I know...

Helen said...

Like I said, when I was there last week, I can't "do" pinterest and twitter, and I couldn't lose twitter... I do like looking at what you pin though, when it shows up in FB... good luck with your statement of intention... I quite like the "blood and bandages" look, actually...

Annie said...

I joined a group a while back that tries to do 20 mins of something creative every day and pretty much I acheive that....why not give that a go?
Good luck.....I will be watching to see how you get on :-)
Hugs,
A x

fairy thoughts said...

I really daren't get into pinterest, I have enough trouble keeping up with the blog I'd rather be crafting .... but then I don't get much of that done either, well not as much as I intend!!
janet

Craftychris said...

I have avoided Pinterest so far, I can just about manage to keep up with blogging! I need to craft more and have good intentions too! Am looking forward to hearing if you succeed with your plans! xx

Elizabeth said...

Pinterest - I've got an account, or whatever you call it, but I so rarely look and add that it might as well not be. I even delete all those emails that are intended to distract me from what I really should be doing before reading! Oh, and according to St Francis, the path to hell is paved with good intentions ... now you really don't want to go there do you :)) Elizabeth xx

Sally Clum said...

For some reason my comments have not been going through. I hope this one does! I received your ATC, thank you! Because I didn't have your address I had to wait and get it from your envelope, so an ATC is on its way to you as a thank you for all you do on WOYWW. The pics of your get-together helped put faces to a lot of names as well. Thanks again from Buckeyeland!

Alyce said...

love the sneak peek!!! the inking looks marvelous :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Julia so know what you mean not a bout Pinterest as never go on even though I belong... however sure know what you mean about time not waiting for me to catch up all the best with your resolution to b creating at said desk, I look forward to the solution, Shaz in Oz.x

Twiglet said...

Yes - got to agree with Annie - the 20 minuters got us going and we never looked back (well maybe once or twice - er well I haven't done much this week but everyone needs a break now and then!!) Good luck.x Jo

Monica said...

Good luck with that one. The only thing I can get to push action. Is a class or swap. Otherwise the dreamer and hunter ( Pinterest ) takes over a long with blog reading . Oh the ways to find inspiration.......the doing is a different issue.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL! I feel exactly the way you do when I pin stuff, "am I ever going to do this?" Anyway, I don't get on their often, but when I do I think of it as an idea bank to go through on dry idea days. By the way, congratulations on the article they wrote about WOYWW on Featuring magazine. Blessings!

scrappymo! said...

Sadly I am one of the pinterest addicts and it sure eats into creating time!
I just tell myself I have a lifetime to create the things I pin.

Belinda Basson said...

I do Pinterest...spent 4 hours on it the other night, now I challenge myself to print out one of my boards and use that as inspiration...AT MY DESK! These computers are a catch 22 as you get such good ideas on them, but then you have used up your "spare" time to do anything creative...

Dianne said...

Your so funny and not the only one, my BF & DS are both hooked on their boards,I don't even want to look, lots more fun at my desk:O).. Good luck my dear, thanks for being so honest and sharing.....

Paula Gale said...

You know what they say about sports commentators, coaches, critics etc in that 'those who can't, talk about it'... well, at the moment - that, in part, seems to apply to me. Those who can't [or don't have the mojo] go to Pintrest - or facebook. So, I have too much time on my hands to look - but not enough time on my hands to 'do' - or that could be to do with the fact that I get complacent 'oh, there's plenty of time yet' attitude - then 4-5 days later they get their card... Story of my life.

So, you are more than right when you say that busy people do more - that used to be me once...

hugs

Paula x x x

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