Stress and creativity

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Car spinning. Road trip to Portland. Much needed break. (P.S. Hubs is driving)

So, I am curious. When I am stressed, especially with work stuff, I tend to go into a mega creative zone. Other that long walks or running, my creative outlet is very much my stress therapy.

I some senses, it’s thinking time. In others, it’s a chance to have control when other areas feel a little out of control.

But here’s the thing. Not only is it therapeutic, but I truly enjoy it. I get into a really happy place and my creativity goes on hyperdrive. Yesterday I took a day off work, carder some art batts and spun my heart out! Here’s a look 7.5 ounces of fiber in different stages:

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The batt in the middle is the 5th one I carded yesterday, all at about 1.5 ounces each. Here’s the recipe: BFL, recycled gold thread from a thrift store sweater, silk, merino, and alpaca from a local farm.

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So how about you..does stress hinder or help your creative process?

Spin on!

Spinning on Hood Canal

Amazing weather and a beautiful reason to take my Sidekick out for a spin!

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I love camping, and this is the first trip of the year for us. When we arrived Thursday night, this is what we saw:

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And I couldn’t help but think how cool it was, on the eve before Good Friday, to see a sign that reminds me of God’s promise to us. Wonderful way to start the weekend!

Peace..