Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily Creativity

"Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality."
Arthur Koestler

This year has been a real downer for me and in an effort to revive my creative side I have started a daily creative journal.  One creative project per day for as long as I can keep it up, which I hope is a long time.

Creative Day 1

Keeping it simple and using only what I have on hand I made a simple fabric postcard, "Today is the Beginning", a reminder of things to come.


When I finished with the postcard I decided a handmade envelope would be a good way to complete today's creativity project.



The postcard can be hand cancelled at the post office but I rather put mine into an envelope to make sure that it doesn't get dirty and if any embellishments are added they won't get pulled off or damaged.


This is the first of what I hope to be many projects and I hope to focus on my quilting more than anything.  There are many techniques that I am anxious to try out and doing them in smaller projects will help me decided which ones I want to explore more deeply.
Please feel free to leave a comment, or give a suggestion as to any projects or techniques that might be fun and interesting to try out in a small project.

3 comments:

Gail S. said...

A post card is a great size and vehicle for trying new techniques. I like this first one!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I get really overwhelmed by trying to do too many things at once. Sometimes that takes the form of apathy and nothing gets done. I think deciding to focus on just one thing each day would help me get more things done and feel less overwhelmed to boot!

Robin Norgren said...

what a perfect project for the first day. I participated in a 20 day creativity challenge a few years back and I tell you it was awesome! It gave me permission to try ANYTHING!