I wanted to spend some time today reflecting on this exercise that many of us have been doing this past week. When I recorded my vlog last Thursday, I set out to blog every day with something new that I created. That clearly didn’t happen, and while it stressed me out a little bit yesterday, I think that it’s important to know your limits. And with all the work that I had yesterday (which is mostly creative) I just didn’t have it in me to do something else. And that’s okay.
I also wasn’t entirely successful in staying off of blogs and Pinterest. It was just too hard with blog posts popping up on Twitter and Facebook every two seconds. I think what I’ve learned moving forward is that I don’t have to try to keep up with blogs all the time. I’m thinking about abandoning my Google Reader altogether- it’s really just a way for me to hoard information.
I really want to thank everyone who tweeted, instagrammed, or commented about the the creative cleanse this week. Your support was incredibly motivating and it made me so happy to see others inspired to take action in their own creativity! I so enjoyed posting it on Instagram that I think I’ll probably continue to use that hashtag for future creative cleanses, even if they’re just for an afternoon or so. Have a wonderful weekend!
Krystle experimented with patterns.
Kristin made some cute fabric eggs!
Eliza was a creating machine! Loved all the different ways she exercised her creativity.
Evani made s’mores bars (they look amazing!)
Betsy did a sweet needlepoint project.
Annabelle made this cool illustration.
Allyssa came to the realization that she needed to create on her own, which is so important to recognize.
And thank you so much to everyone who tweeted and instagrammed their creative endeavors! I so enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects.
You can only go forward.
Four recipes that I’ve tried recently.
A page from my sketchbook.
A look at our wedding on Sugar and Type.
An interview about my work and creative path on Her Silent Musing.
An interview about why I blog on Designing a Life.