A little Pick Me Up

March 01, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of being a Special Agent at Webstock. It is the most inspiring week of the year, which may be why I drop everything else for 5 days and disappear off the face of the knitty planet .

This year one of the recurring themes was 'craft' - craft your work, take pride, take the time and complete work with love. It all sounds rather huggy-happy-hippy, but it's not. Especially when it's coming from someone super amazing like Jessica Hische or Derek Handley.

Jessica spoke of 'procrastiworking' - and is well known, especially on Pinterest boards, for saying:

jessica hische

Jessica Hische said it, Chris lettered it

When I procrastinate, I knit. Or spin. Or bake. On the right track, yes?

But even doing what you love, a little inspiration can be required. Webstock tends to blow my mind and make me feel a little like I could be doing more, better. So i'm on the hunt for words that work, that help give the extra push needed to keep life and the shop amazing.

Like this:

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.

from this great website

So, I'd like to know - where do you look for inspiration when you need a Pick Me Up? Do you cuddle yarn, a person, or look for words on the interwebs? I'm curious! Share! (plus, if you comment, it's much more exciting than spam bot comments).



Evie said:

I love finding great quotes on pinterest. Some people may think it’s tacky but sometimes you just need a little mantra to push you un the right direction.

I also have an amazing friend who when we’re together, ideas and inspiration just fly through and I come away totally reinspired and ready to kick some bum again.

Finally, I like to look to my friends (on twitter mainly) who really are living the dream and doing what they love, it’s a great reminder of what we’re all working for.

Jessica Powers

Jessica Powers said:

I try to get outside and go for a quiet walk away from houses, under trees, along a stream.

If going outside is not happening for whatever reason, my yoga mat or a blanket spread on the floor (with one or two on top of me if it’s cold) and the allowing of doing just whatever feels interesting/good is wonderful. It often melts into a long relaxation session with more attention to breathwork than anything, but in that space it’s really easy to have a free flow of ideas and inspiration – and if I’m on the floor it’s simple to grab my ideas book and sketch out what I’m envisioning!

And if I’m feeling lost and homesick I break out my loved copies of Elfquest and read the books that most coloured my world growing up (they can be read online too, so even when I travel I can get a fix!).

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