I think a lot about creativity and making it fit into a life that isn't entirely mine-you know-motherhood. I could easily spend hours, literally hours upon hours, in my studio happily making things, but I have people to take care of, people that need care. We all must strike a balance, but that is hard to do.
During Lent, I seriously curtailed my internet hours, particularly Facebook. I found myself reading more mostly, thinking more, still wasting time online more than I should, but not necessarily using that time to create. That is okay because I love to read and I finished a book I never thought I would-the Bible- in 90 days. That was part of a concerted effort in my church and it was a good exercise in solidarity. And sticking to something I didn't necessarily often want to do-which is how creating is for me. I have often felt like I need to "feel like" creating something. Honestly, though, Picasso was right. I am more creative and learn more techniques when I keep at it consistently.
So, after all those words, some pics! Right now, I am doing "something" with the 12 NY Beauty blocks I made a few years ago. I've decided to make 3 separate small 15"ish quilts and mount them to be hung on the wall. This is one pre-quilting which I completed today (the quilting):
I also made something for myself which was much needed:
I made a slew of blocks for bees and swaps, at least it felt that way! And I received a slew of blocks for my bees. What are your ideas about consistent creativity?