We need to talk about that one project of yours…

We need to talk about that one project of yours…

You know you ought to be working on it, but there it still sits, in a bag/on a shelf/in the corner, looking at you. You know the deadline is approaching. Your project keeps whispering to you about it. You know it’s going to be a last minute nightmare, or worse, a missed opportunity. So how do you break the standoff?

Conclusion

Conclusion

Published across social media on November 7th, 2021: “It doesn’t matter what my motives or intentions are for the Peacock dress. I must consider impact.⁠ ⁠It has become clear to me that my attempt to evolve a viable third option is not tenable. The...
Facing the True Meaning of the Peacock Dress

Facing the True Meaning of the Peacock Dress

Is it just a pretty dress? Or is there more that we should consider here? Over the last two weeks a heated debate has broken out on social media about my handling of this dress project. An American content creator of Indian heritage proposed that it ought to be...
Peacock Dress: fitting the bodice mockup

Peacock Dress: fitting the bodice mockup

If you’ve been watching this project finally come together on my YouTube channel, you’ve watched me take numerous bizarre Edwardian era measurements, and you’ve seen me use a lot of pencil lead and brain power drafting a precise 1902 era pattern, and...
These things just take time

These things just take time

Some projects spring forth fully formed in the mind. The fabrics are there in your stash, and you drop everything and go to work immediately because you’re SO inspired. Two days later, behold the fruits of creativity unleashed! Most projects, however, don’t go like this. Most are slower. Some stall and get re-started, and some projects take a decade or more to come together. Sometimes your ideas are way ahead of your resources… but patience might bring the resources you need.

How to release procrastination

How to release procrastination

That time of the year is coming… when a more prolific soul than you or I will post a list of the sixty-five fabulous projects she completed this year. And lo, most people will look at her edited highlights, and compare them to their backstage mess, and feel inadequate.

Ugh. Doesn’t sound like fun.

So let’s release some of our stuck creative energy right now, and release ourselves from 2018 like an arrow departs from the bow.

To begin, let’s release procrastination.