Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time for creative ideas

"Sometimes I wish that I could just sit down and get started on the cards without having to "force my brain" for creative ideas..." - ok those words came out of my mouth a couple of years ago, and now I always have a piece of paper with me to scribble down ideas... my colleagues still laugh when I pull yesterdays receipt for groceries out of my bag and start making notes about a new card idea.
Since I don't have to be back at work until 3 weeks from now (vacation time), I have given myself the following "tasks": try to make minimum one card per day - read a good book for ½ -1 hour per day - 1 hour walk every day (there are plenty of parks in my area). I haven't allocated specific timeslots everyday .... it simply wouldn't feel like vacation if I did.

It makes me "forget" all about the MS for a while (as in "healthy thoughts"), and to ignore a noisy, grumpy next door neighbour. Making those cards is soo far from my daily job, which is why it is so relaxing to make them. That might just be my biggest argument for not setting up my own business making cards - then there would be a pressure on making cards within limited time and putting the creativity to a test.....


Clare said...

Lovely cards, very creative. I too like to make cards and other bits and bobs, keeps me sane.

I have MS also and creating things helps me focus on things.not for long though , the brain these days doesnt like it..

Peace Be With You said...

You're talented. Those cards are great!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love your cards. The second one is exceptionally pretty!! I hear ya on the whole "forcing" to do things. I can't seem to get myself in gear to be creative. Good for you tho!! =)