Sue K.

INTENTIONS

PLANNING

Make a schedule that starts with plenty of studio time;

then fit all the other stuff in around it.

Prepare in advance to have full days at home without having to leave the house.

Make a to do list and use it. Include short and long-term goals.

PRACTICE

Keep a journal and write something every day, even if only a single word. 

Continue design and color studies and sketching; at least one session a week.

FOCUS

Limit online “recreational” time. Turn off computer noises. 

De-clutter; every time you open a box, look at the contents with a critical eye. 

Get rid of the superfluous items; thin the herd of sewing machines.

MAKE DO

Use what you have. 

There is enough. 

Nothing comes in unless something goes out.

WELL-BEING

Walk daily.

Read more books.

Take meditation breaks.

Learn to say “no” - limit new commitments.

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Since we are fully involved in the Christmas holiday in my family, I intend to launch into these commitments in earnest on Boxing Day, December 26. I’m excited - that’s less than a week away! In honor of that, I am sharing a small piece that I completed on Boxing Day last year, as part of a year-long commitment to make one small piece per week. I wish everyone all the blessings of the season, and for success and fulfillment on your creative journey.