A Day Off…

Total decadent laziness…did absolutely nothing yesterday but go out for lunch, play on the computer, peruse a couple of magazines…just slug-like living! And why? Because I have all my deadline-driven projects done and ready to hang, deliver or ship.

I kind of welcome days like this. It actually gives my brain a chance to do a final checklist on the deadlines. I can almost feel those responsibilities and details falling out the side of my head to make room for something new. I’m sure I can feel my eyes rolling around inside my skull, opening wider and shifting focus to new colors, new fabrics, new ideas, new goals…

I want to go to a workshop of some kind. I’m not sure what, but I feel the need for some guided study.

There is an idea hovering at the edge of the planning part of my brain. It needs some serious thought and maybe a whole pile of fabric pinned to the design wall.

Quilt National has always been a competition that I thought was forever out of my reach or capabilities. I won’t think negatively like that anymore. I’m going to make a piece to enter in that contest. I’m not likely to make this year’s deadline, but I will have something to enter by next year.

Prioritizing…deciding what I really want to do…recharging the creative battery…that’s what a lazy day is all about. I’m awfully glad I had one.

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12 thoughts on “A Day Off…

  1. I am only doing local shows, but I am planning one to two years out now. The best part is that I have more time to plan, without the rush. I look at Pinterest for inspiration.

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    • I still procrastinate if I plan too far out, so I guess I still need those deadlines. But on a Quilt National attempt, I won’t try to force a short deadline. It’s the attempt that will matter there, because I KNOW I have to do something unique.

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  2. Quilt National would be the ultimate. It will be next year or in 2015 so you would have plenty of time if you chose the latter. Great goal.

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  3. Amen Sista! Mine will come the first part of September. I can’t wait. Great article in the AQS magazine! I got mine yesterday and couldn’t sit and look at it when the mail came. Had to wait until 10:30 at night. Ugh! But it was worth the wait. Well done!

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