Creative Cravings List

Everyone has been made
for some particular work,
and the desire for that work
has been put in every heart.
Rumi

Inspiration Mosaic February 2013
Inspiration Mosaic February 2013. View big.

Do you ever get creative cravings away from home?

I do. More often than not I have great ideas at times when I can’t execute them. At work, or while getting busy to travel somewhere. Ideas inspired by things I see or feel or remember. Materials I know I own that I want to play with! Sometimes, like today, I write a long list of visual ideas that I would love to play with. Ideas I find in my head that should, in some way, be experimented with.

A list that will, when I do have the time, remind me that there is no shortage of things to do in the creative life!

This is what’s on my list for/in March:

  1. Make tiny notebooks
  2. Turn a deck of playing cards into a deck of Inspiration
  3. Paint postcards – check!
  4. Take b/w self portraits
  5. Make patterns on tissue paper
  6. Sew mixed media prayer flags
  7. Organize framed art on one of my walls
  8. Create a cloths line for art on the wall above my desk
  9. Experiment further with free form quilting and machine embroidery
  10. Sew a simple pouch for walks (room for just the keys and cell phone) – check!
  11. Draw and doodle on acrylic paint
  12. Write a looong list and start each sentence with I love…check!
  13. Edit and publish more youtube videos because it’s fun – check!
  14. Paint on brown paper
  15. Make my own fabric and paper beads
  16. Use the pink clay I’ve got for making tiny bead-like hearts
  17. Paint a big canvas with happiness + circles
  18. Paint on fabric
  19. Bind a Venice inspired journal
  20. Sew big softie cats in wool
  21. Make tiny cloth art pieces
  22. Spray paint the magazine storage neon pink
  23. Finish a few of my WIP projects

It might take a while, but I enjoy a slow list. Sometimes I check back on old lists to see if I’ve made progress – and often without knowing – I have!

What’s on your list for March?

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6 Responses to Creative Cravings List

  1. Ninette says:

    Wow, vilken lista! Jag önskar jag hade så där många inspirerande saker på min mars-lista, men tyvärr står det bara renovering på den… Men sen när mitt hobbyrum äntligen är klart, sen vill jag verkligen gå igång med ett collage eller nåt liknande!

    Du gör så inspirerande saker!

    • iHanna says:

      Tack Ninette, jag tror inte jag hinner igenom ens hälften av listan – men man får ju drömma, eller hur? Och ett renoverat hobbyrum låter som en lovande och ljus framtid som du också kan fylla av drömlistor med kreativa experiement. :-)

  2. Your list for March is very inspiring! Yes, I’m a big list maker, too! One thing on my list for March is to make a purse-sized, pamphlet stitched notebook to carry with me always for list making, note taking, and doodling.

  3. Chris says:

    My list for March is to create the journal for my upcoming vacation, and I’m using Mary Ann Moss’s workshop for doing it. The new things I will work on for this are:

    going back to look through all the papers I forgot I had (it’s been fun/frustrating!)
    sorting them with a thought to how I want the journal to look inside
    making pockets, which I’m very unfamiliar with doing!
    learning to do the binding she teaches in the workshop
    covering my journal by collaging on the front and back hard covers
    learning to make a habit of writing down events and feelings during my vacation days
    getting used to picking out ephemera to add to the journal or put in the pockets while I am on my vacation
    and most of all:

    learning to relax and not trying to be perfect! my travel journal will be a living thing, I hope, not something that doesn’t grow and change as time moves forward!

  4. Andria says:

    I love lists, Hanna…I thrive on them! Though sometimes I spend so much time making lists that I fail to apply myself to what is on them! I am a master of Lists as a Means of Procrastination. I love your ideas here; my “creative cravings” list would look quite similar.

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