Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Things to Do when the Mojo is Gone

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:) Inspiration (7)      Motivation (1)      Crafting (1)      Process (1)     


crafting,inspiration,motivation


Sometimes I want to craft but for some reason or other the focus is not there....inspiration and motivation right out the window.

I will think to myself 'Oh well then, I should work on that crochet blanket' or one of the other works started and unfinished. That does not often work for me.


Here are some things to do when the mojo is gone:

Tidy your work space - sort out that wool, those pens and get rid of rubbish

Organise your work space - things where you can find them

Re - do work space - make the space new

Cut pictures from old raggedy books or magazines for paper craft work. You can then arrange them, photograph or scan them in different positions and sizes for your projects

Cut down cloth for patchwork, quilting and sewing projects

Gather cardboard and cut them to greeting card sizes

Put projects you would like to do in order of priority in a folder or a list in your journal or work book

Paint backgrounds on bits of cardboard, just one colour...you can always go back and add other layers

Doodle - let the pen wander, draw groups of simple themed things like stationery, stick figures, flowers and leaves, simple animals, Christmas, Easter...

Colour in - let someone else make the lines, have a good play about with colour without judgement of what certain things 'should' look like

Read a magazine, book.

Watch a doco or movie

Listen to music

Just relax - take a break


Crafters are influenced by everything. In my own case, ideas grow and everything about me, everything I do adds to whatever project I am working on even if I don't recognise it.



# Motivation
# Inspiration
# Crafting
# Process
Request printables you want in the Craft Found forum
More Articles by Mina Keenan
This is the sixth of a series of nine easy to follow lessons where you can learn to draw in MS P...
229 views
Zomboid and black cat
58 views
I had so much fun with these images, though I'd make them into cutouts
551 views
Drinkies with the boyfriend
48 views
A tranquil setting - pond with water feature in four colours as background pages for your book works...
73 views
Back to the days of etiquette, politeness, good behaviour
87 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Your account holds up to date information on your earnings for the current month
3 likes
A new baby is a joy - but the process of having baby may be less so at times
155 views
In the 80s I watched the BBC TV mini-series The Life and Loves of a She Devil
72 views
ID: 51049
Trending Articles
Make up some mini Santas in less than five minutes! Art and Craft Supplies * Printouts ...
1758 views
Cut these snowflakes from card, punch a hole in them and thread yarn through for Christmas ornaments...
2050 views
Cats were revered by the Egyptians in ancient times
1359 views
A page of 12 motifs for themed stationery or topics in your journal
298 views
Have some fine brushwork to do? Take some tips from Tudor artists
178 views
Ready for your garden of colour
418 views
I made a snood for a dear friend and had to make more for other friends who got jealous
310 views
This Christmas-sy post offers some watermarked writing paper
535 views
Printables are pretty cool, but for those that like to work digitally - files are flexible and h...
258 views
Yellows for this vintage floral
186 views
Categories
Vintage (400)
Comic (303)
Journal (294)
Women (206)
Diary (157)
Art (124)
Christmas (116)
Romance (113)
Santa (81)
Animals (71)
Books (62)
Man (62)
Labels (56)
Flowers (55)
Horror (54)
Rabbit (51)
Retro (49)
Home (47)
Space (44)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version