I did it! First there was nothing and then there was something! Magic! Creation!
My postcard for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap was a bit of scheduled mindless Fluttering.
1. TIME: I allowed myself to take some time for creative fun - I have an hour before fetching the girls! Quick! It's now or never! (And I said I would, so now I have to!)
2. MATERIALS: I grabbed a box of old koki pens and pencil crayons out of my kids' drawers, some pretty paper, scissors, glue and just got started! Paint? Can't find the paint, no time - just start!
4. STITCHING: Ok, I hauled out the sewing machine later. And it happened to be threaded with red thread (honestly!). Yay! Perfect! The thought was to stitch over the glued paper pieces to make sure they stay attached. Oops, I went skew. Irregular, handmade, not perfect, a bit like me!
5. THE END: The best part of this exercise was that I had no idea what the final product would look like before it was finished. I had to push away Control Freak Martha and allow my hands and mind to flutter, grabbing pencils randomly - quickly recording marks that at that instant just felt right. The point of this kind of creating is that it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be enjoyable and that feeling of enjoyment will appear in the product!
And the result was a total surprise to me! Happy Creation! From nothing to something. I can't wait to post it!
When last did you just instinctively create something? Like a child, playfully drawing and colouring, just because it's fun. I think you'll surprise yourself at what will come of your Creative Flutter. You don't need much, just grab some stuff and start! Make a card, or postcard for someone you just feel you want to touch base with. Make a little picture for your kitchen, your bathroom, your office wall. Something small and simple - no pressure - and see what comes out of you...
Tell me about your creations in the comments below, or send me some.