I don’t know how your social media looks right now, but mine is off the rails. Facebook, specifically, but I see it in other places, too. There are anti-Trump folks who post something approximately every two minutes, pro-Trump folks who post approximately every two minutes, and those folks who posted non-stop politics before the inauguration who now post every ten minutes about being tired of politics and that’s why they’re sharing only funny things.
Creative activities aren’t all paint and attempts to be the next Picasso or Degas. They’re not all sonnets and novels and bestseller lists. Most of the time, they’re small, every day activities that get our right brains engaged.
I can’t remember the last time I had a sinus cold. In 2009, I had the flu for the second time in my life. Basically, I’m rarely sick. So I’m not sure why this cold and flu season has been so harsh.
Sometimes, I get stuck in the mindset that whatever creative thing I’m doing can’t possibly be art because it’s fun. Like it needs to feel like work or it doesn’t count.
I totally enjoyed using the dance step diagram as a reference yesterday. So, I decided to go ahead and work with another one today.
When I was younger, I had this weird fascination with dance step diagrams. I would follow the diagram with my eyes, counting off the steps, and envision moving physically along the pattern. Sometimes, I would actually try out the steps while humming my own music.
I think I’ve re-checked the calendar a dozen times today. It seems so much like a Monday that I can’t believe it’s Tuesday. Glue wouldn’t hold. Measuring three times didn’t keep me from cutting a board the wrong size. The list goes on.
Yesterday got away from me, and today nearly has. The good thing is that losing track of time is a sign of having fun.