Part of developing this thought is a blog challenge, asking others to explore what making means to them.
I am passionate about having my time and space for creativity, so to think more deeply about what making actually means is an interesting step in this process.
Joy also comes from the process itself. A mindfulness. The way that the making of things switches thoughts in the brain from the external to the internal and provides the space to just be and do. To get caught up in the physical task as a form of expression and meditation.
My only frustrations come from the distractions that often get in the way. If only I could allocate more time, I would be able to achieve so much more. But, with full time work and commuting to the city along with the wide range of making that I want to plunge myself into, the energy levels and dedicated time are not always as high as I would like.
In the past year I have broadened my focus. I have gone from a knitter, paper-crafter, gardener, cook and experimental dyer and added selling my yarns on etsy, being more active on Social Media and establishing this blog.
- continue to grow the yarn dyeing side of things as I am truly passionate about it. There is creativity not only in the dyeing itself but in the other components like Facebook posts, Instagram photo’s and product packaging.
- get into the garden more. I have neglected my vegetable patch lately. I want to get my hands in the dirt, smell the soil and pick fresh veggies.
- create some knitting designs (even if they are just for my own use). I have plenty of ideas, but I have just never given myself the space to work on them.
- grow my blog and work on a full website – incorporating all aspects of my crafting life.