Two weeks back, I issued a challenge to myself……spend 125 hours in a creative pursuit during the month of August….
As I write this, it is the 13th of August, which means that I should have 52 hours of creative time.
HOW HAVE I DONE??
First of all, I have really had to push myself to accomplish an average of 4 hours per day. One day I did 10 hours and the next two I didn’t do any!!!
The first day of August was a trip to Atlanta with my friend Linda. We both had gift certificates that were burning a hole in our pockets so we needed to SHOP!!! I came away with a nice haul of bits and pieces for my machine and my fabric and thread stash…..
And yes, this counted as “creative time”.
I spent 16.5 hours working on Sadie, and another 11.5 hours writing blog posts, editing videos, and getting all of the information about Sadie onto my blog.
I spent 1.5 hours at my guild meeting, talking with other quilters and enjoying an amazing show and tell!!
I spent 3 hours doing administrative work for “Frances Quilts”.
I have spent 11 hours working on a baby quilt.
There have been various other bits and pieces along the way…..a small amount of hand applique, a few minutes doing one of the exercises in this book…..
I had thought that I would do one of these every day in August but THAT did NOT happen!!
One last thing…..
This challenge is definitely helping me to avoid a lot of procrastination. I am even cutting my lunchtime relaxation a bit short so that I can get into my studio. And honestly, for me, studio time is more relaxing than a nap!!
AND it is so much fun to think about what I can work on in the NEXT 72 hours!!!
Ya’ll keep me honest…..OKAY?
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